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France continues to receive gas from Russia

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Deliveries of Russian natural gas to France from Russia have been reduced, but not completely stopped. This was announced on Thursday, June 23, by the Minister of Energy Transformations of France, Agnès Panier-Runache.

“Today we are in a situation in which we continue to import Russian gas, but in smaller quantities,” the minister said. Her words leads BFMTV channel.

Pannier-Runachet explained that France could theoretically do without Russian gas. In practice, all liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers must pass on time to achieve this, and deliveries via Spain must also work. The supply of gas to France also depends on supplies from Algeria and Norway, the minister said.

The politician recalled that France’s total gas needs are highly dependent on the weather in the coming winter. Cold winter will force to increase fuel consumption. Much remains unknown, so the French government is already trying to take the maximum possible measures, Pannier-Runachet explained.

Earlier, the French media reported that the country since the middle of last week does not receive Russian pipeline gas. The gas transmission company GRTGaz explained that supplies had stopped “due to the interruption of the physical flow between France and Germany.”

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