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Germany monitors reduction in Russian gas flows to Europe, guarantees supply

Berlin, May 11 (EFE).- The German government on Wednesday said it was closely monitoring the reduction of Russian gas flow to the European Union through Ukraine, stressing that Germany’s supply situation was guaranteed.

In a press conference, deputy spokeswoman for the ministry for economic affairs and climate action Annika Einhorn pointed out that the government is paying attention to the developing situation.

“And it is important to say that security of supply in Germany is still guaranteed today,” she said.

She explained that import volumes coming via Ukraine to Waidhaus fell by more than 25%, compared to Tuesday’s figures.

However, Einhorn added that these volumes are compensated by higher flows mainly from Norway and the Netherlands.

Gas storage levels, according to Einhorn, are “constantly increasing” and are currently significantly higher than those in the spring of 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2021.

She continued to say that Russian gas arrives in Germany through the Nord Stream gas pipeline, making it the main supply route and not one affected by cuts.

Einhorn also dismissed resorting to the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which Berlin blocked in the wake of Moscow’s recognition of the self-proclaimed people’s republics of Donetsk and the Luhansk.

“After Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, Nord Stream (2) has really died and no one thinks of resorting to that pipeline as an option,” she said.EFE


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