EU may remain in dangerous situation regarding gas in 2023 winter

Kadri Simson, European Commissioner for Energy

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# 20 July 2022 15:30 (UTC +04:00)

"Suggestion of reduction of gas use by member states is voluntary at the current stage, but if it is needed, European Commission will make it obligatory," European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson said at a press conference, APA reports.

European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson told reporters that gas storage capacities in the EU are now filled to about 65% but that further reduction of Russian gas deliveries will make reaching the 80% target “very challenging.”

“We risk ending this winter with empty storage which will be impossible to refill in time for the next heating season,” she stressed.

Kadri Simson has added that the European Commission suggests taking the step regarding reducing use of gas from beginning of March and continuing until end of March.

"If there is no progress in this direction or the situation aggravates, the European Commission may activate EU," she added.

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