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EU countries reach agreement on urgent reduction of natural gas consumption – Romanian Journal



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Members of the European Union have reached an agreement on an urgent plan to reduce natural gas consumption in community blocks to mitigate the effects of the possibility of a complete outage of Russia’s gas supply.

According to dpa, the plan provides for a voluntary 15% reduction in gas consumption by member states between August and March 2023.

The Czech Republic, now the EU’s presidency, confirmed in the afternoon that member states had reached an agreement without specifying its provisions.

Last Wednesday, the European Commission proposed that Member States reduce gas consumption by 15% between August and March compared to average consumption during the same period from 2016 to 2021. “Russia’s gas supply could be completely disrupted, affecting the entire European Union.European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen warned last week. She also warned EU member states in early July to prepare for the complete closure of natural gas exports from Gazprom.





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