Germany will cut off Russian gas supplies by the end of 2023

The necessary measures have been taken for short-term gas supplies, says Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

The German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, was convinced this Friday (09.16.2022) that at the end of next year Germany will be able to guarantee the country’s supply, also without Russian gas, and assured that for short-term supplies, have taken the necessary measures.

“By the end of next year we will have created so many import infrastructures that we will be able to safely guarantee our country’s supply, also without Russian gas,” he said during a round of questions in the framework of the 2022 Armed Forces Conference.

He added that aware of the possibility that Russian President Vladimir Putin would stop supplying gas at some point, the German government took the pertinent measures when this option still did not represent a problem.

In this sense, he pointed out that choosing not to immediately stop Russian gas imports has made it possible to fill the storage tanks, which are currently above 88% and soon to 90%, and to prepare for this “conflictive situation”.

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The government has also decided to expand import infrastructure in such a way that it is possible “to turn to other suppliers at any time”, something that is already being done, he added.

In addition, Germany has coal power plants in reserve and the possibility of extending the operation of nuclear power plants, he recalled.

This has made it possible to create security, so that, “despite the dramatic situation”, the only problem that continues to exist is that of prices, which, he acknowledged, is not without problems.

In this regard, he assured that the government is addressing the issue of electricity prices, as well as gas and heating prices, and reiterated that he will not leave “citizens alone with this challenge.”

The German government placed this Friday (09.16.2022) under guardianship the activities of the Russian oil group Rosneft, which has several refineries in its territory, in order to “respond to the risks that weigh on the security of supplies” of energy, The Economy Ministry said in a statement.

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