Gas, Germany activates the alarm phase of the emergency plan: “We must immediately reduce consumption”

Gas, Germany activates the alarm phase of the emergency plan: “We must immediately reduce consumption”
Gas, Germany activates the alarm phase of the emergency plan: “We must immediately reduce consumption”

Germany has activated the alarm phase in the gas emergency plan. “We have to reduce the use of gas already in the summer,” said the green Robert Habeck, vice-chancellor and minister of the economy and climate protection in one statement. Summer, he added, is “deceptive: winter arrives and we have to fill the deposits”. The decision to activate the gas emergency plan, defined by Habeck as “immediately a scarce good in Germany” was agreed in the government of Olaf Scholz and communicated today, June 23, the day the European summit opens in Brussels. it will also have to discuss the gas price ceiling to contain the increases caused by the Ukrainian crisis.

A three-step plan

Thus we enter the second phase of a plan that includes three step: alert, alarm and emergency. The first took place at the end of March, when the Kremlin asked to pay for gas in rubles, and indicated a considerable deterioration in supplies (also causing the price of gas to skyrocket). Now, an increased demand or problems with supplies are expected, which in any case remain insured: “At the moment the gas supply is guaranteed,” assured the Ministry of Economy and Climate.

The third step, that of the emergency, foresees instead that the supplies are not sufficient to answer the demand. Germany before the Russian invasion of Ukraine imported the 55 percent of its gas from Russia. Now the percentage has dropped to 35 percentand in recent days, gas deliveries through the Nord Stream 1 they swooped down. Gazprom blamed the partial interruption of supplies to a technical problem, but for the German government it is a “political decision»Aimed at raising gas prices to take revenge on Western sanctions. To the question: “When will gas rationing come to Germany?” German Vice-Chancellor Habeck replied “Hardly ever”. Even if, he added, it is not possible “to completely exclude such a scenario”.

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