The First Vice President of the European Comission and head of climate policy at the European Union (UE), Frans carpenterhas ensured that the situation of gas supply cuts in Russia It’s critic. “The risk of a complete shutdown of Russian gas is now more real than ever,” he said.
Timmermans has assured that more than a dozen EU countries have suffered from gas supply cuts from Russia. Furthermore, he commented, 10 of the 27 member states have issued an “early warning” on gas supplies. The alert, according to the three crisis levels stipulated by the EU energy security regulations, is the lowest possible.
The EU’s climate policy chief has reiterated the body’s claim that Russia is manipulating energy supplies, according to statements collected by Reuters. For its part, Russia has denied that the cuts are premeditated.
The available data shows that Moscow cut flows through the gas pipeline Nord Stream 1 to 40% of capacity last week. He argued the court alleging machinery problems that affected Poland, Bulgarialos countries Low, Denmark y Finlandcountries that, on the other hand, have refused to comply with the new payment formulas.
The EU depended on Russia for 40% of its gas before Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine. To compensate for the situation, the use of coal-fired power plants has been increased, insisting that this situation is temporary and will not frustrate climate change objectives. The current gas storage in the European Union is at 55%, so it could face the coming winter in the event of a total supply cut. In addition, member states agreed to an emergency law that requires countries to fill gas storage by 80% before November 1 this year.
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