World Gazprom has not responded to increased demand from the Leyen

13:30  20 october  2021
13:30  20 october  2021 Source:   rp-online.de

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The Russian energy giant Gazprom, according to EU Commission President Ursula, has not responded by the Leyen to increased demand from the EU. "While the company Gazprom has complied with its long-term contracts with us, it did not react to higher demand in previous years," she said on Wednesday in the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The whole world was affected by the increase in energy prices, but there is "something specific" in the European situation.

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For possible reasons of the remained response to increased demand from the EU did not comment on the Leyen. Critics of Russian energy giants suspect that this could try to force rapid commissioning of the controversial Baltic Sea pipeline Nord Stream 2. For the management between Russia and Germany, there is still a permit.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin had last said deliveries across North Stream 2 would lead to a relaxation on the heated gas market and a lowering of prices.

The dramatically increased energy prices will be on this Thursday and Friday theme at the EU summit. From the Leyen said the current situation show that Europe is currently dependent on gas and gas imports. "We import 90 percent of the gas consumed. And that makes us vulnerable, "she said.

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can be improved the location according to the Leyen by greater diversification of the sources of delivery and an acceleration of the transition to clean energy.

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