The European Union has developed a plan to replace gas from Russia in order to get rid of energy dependence.
This was stated by European Commissioner for the Internal Market Thierry Breton, writes “European Pravda” with reference to DW.
According to the commissioner, the EU imports 155 billion cubic meters a year from Russia.
As part of the new strategy, Brussels plans to receive 50 billion cubic meters by importing liquefied natural gas from the United States or Qatar, 10 billion cubic meters from existing pipelines, and an equivalent of another 25 billion cubic meters will be produced through the accelerated launch of offshore wind turbines and solar panels.
The European Commissioner stated that Russian President Vladimir Putin was using “gas to divide us, and for many years he did everything he could to divide Europe.”
“He tried to divide us with his Sputnik vaccine, but it did not work. He did everything to disrupt our democracies with Russia today, and now he uses gas to divide us,” Breton said.
Recall that Gazprom has already stopped gas supplies to leading companies in five European countries for refusing to comply with Russia’s demand for payment in rubles.
Poland and Bulgaria were first with suspensions, then Finland, the last were Dutch Gasterra and Danish Ørsted. In addition, Gazprom stopped deliveries under one of the Shell Energy Europe contracts.
(Source: European Pravda, June 6, 2022 )