The consumption of madness at the beginning of the pandemic, when supermarket products ran out of fear of a shortage, has come back in recent weeks for the purchase of gas campsites, on Amazon or anywhere you can buy, that allow cooking without the need for electricity for fear of “the great blackout” electricity.
The rumors of “the great blackout” and the appearance in different television programs and information that have appeared in the press, has led to the compulsive buying of this type of product.
If we search for “blackout” in Google on November 9, 2021, it appears that approximately 34,900,000 searches have been carried out. Clearly this result has nothing to do with searches from previous months.
The media has exaggerated the news from Austria
On the Internet or through physical establishments, the purchase of gas stoves and stoves, flashlights, batteries and other similar products has skyrocketed to levels never seen before, and this can cause a great shortage in Spain.
But no this is not uncommon, when this type of news appears on television, people go crazy in the bulk purchase of all kinds of products. During the pandemic there has been an increase in the price of flour, since everyone wanted to cook bread, cakes, etc.
In a situation where there is no such news, the sale is made according to the market demand , which are not usually too many in Christmas periods, of the camping gas, since the periods of use are when the weather is good and people usually go on vacation to the mountains.
The great noise of “the great blackout” has been caused by the word of mouth, the social networks and the noise that many television programs have made, and many people do not think that reality is that, but they buy in case it could be given.
Some of the advice that started it all from Austria’s Defense Minister Klaudia Tanner was to do fuel storage, candles, batteries, preserves and drinking water. Agree in advance with family and friends on a meeting point and lay the foundations for a neighborhood cooperation network.
‘The question is not if there will be a big blackout, but when‘, Klaudia Tanner has justified this advertising campaign, in the main media. It is based on the risk report prepared by the Austrian army, which they consider a ‘blackout‘as the second most likely threat to Austria’s security.
Switzerland has also launched messages, linked to its energy dependence on the European Union, they are not the only ones, since in Germany, on October 2, the Rhineland Civil Protection department North-Westphalia celebrated its days of Disasters under the motto Blackout (blackout): what to do if nothing works.
The German authorities published a video with instructions on what to do in case of cutting off the power supply o de heating heading into winter.
Gas is not much cheaper than light
In large supermarkets, he has also noticed that there has been a substantial increase in this type of product, not only because of camping gas, but also because of solar energy kits, paraffin stoves or pellets without connection, not to mention batteries.
In addition, we must not forget that this type of product works with batteries or works with gas. We must not forget the substantial increase in the price of gas, if we are going to add a greater demand to cover the fear of “the great blackout”, we cannot imagine how far it can go.
Natural gas users who have contracted the regulated market for gas supply have experienced an increase in the 6 percent, which was the same price market since 2018, being one of the great concerns after the rise in the price of electricity in Spanish homes.
Spain is not in the same energy situation as Austria
Experts consider that the risk of suffering a crisis in the supply of gas and electricity is rather zero or minimal risk. But if it occurs, we must think that Spain is the country in Europe that has more hours of light per year and one could bet on promoting renewable energies.
We must consider that Spain is not Austria and its energy problems are not the same problems that we Spaniards may have. In Austria it does not have ports or entrances for LNG carriers, therefore, they depend on exclusivity of what Russia wants.
We must consider that Spain has a direct gas pipeline from its largest gas supplier, which is Algeria, and for better or for worse, Spain has the largest regasification infrastructure, and at the moment there is no lack of gas in Spain. You have 3 weeks of consumption reserve.
Then it can be said that the electricity generation capacity in Spain is higher than the demand, and if this were not the case, would stop supplying the industrial sector earlier than Spanish families.
It must be borne in mind that everyone may be concerned if “the great blackout” happens but that if the power really goes out, it is not enough to have a camping gas, if we have electricity supply problems, we must say that we will have to have alternatives to electric stoves, electric ovens, to the operation of computers, etc., in short, everything that runs on electricity in our house.
In the case that you need buy camping gas or bottles Here are some Amazon links:
Bright Spark 1pc Powder-Coated Steel Camping / Caravan Kitchen 34.5 x 28 x 9cm
190 g gas cartridge cartridge cylinder – C206 GLS Campingaz C206GLS – with membrane safety system – Offer for 6 cylinders
The price of the butane cylinder growing
The sale of butane cylinders is very seasonal and is concentrated among the months from October to March. Most of the movement is usually recorded on weekends.
The use of butane gas to heat the home can be adapted to different heating systems, fixed and mobile. The mobiles would be camping gas stoves and stoves. Gas camping stoves have been used for camping and hiking, since you can transport butane gas and use camping accessories for cooking, lighting and heating.
We must bear in mind that the price of butane cylinders in 2021 has risen to 16,13 euros (12.5Kg in the regulated market), up to 19,40 euros (12K in the free market) and up to 19,95 euros (12.5kg in the free market).
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