EU asking member states to cut gas consumption by 15%

The European Union is asking member states to cut their gas consumption by 15%.

The president of the European Commission says a full cut off of Russian gas in the coming months is very likely.

The supply of Russian gas to Europe is now less than a third of what it was this time last year.

Ursula von der Leyen says this reduction should ensure countries get through the winter safely:

“15% wide is the equivalent to 45bcm of gas and with such a reduction, we can make it safely through this winter in case of a complete disruption of Russian gas. This is calculated under certain assumptions, but this would bring us if we save 15% to the storage safely through the winter.”


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