German business called a catastrophe the cessation of gas supplies from Russia
Posted On May 15, 2022
Stopping Russian gas supplies will have devastating consequences for the country. This was stated in an interview with the Bild am Sontag newspaper by the head of the German industrial union, Siegfried Ruswurm.
“To date, the consequences of cutting off Russian gas supplies would be catastrophic. We must proceed from the fact that with a shortage of such volumes, gas would no longer enter the final branches of our gas pipeline system at all, — he said.
According to him, with the introduction of an embargo on energy resources from Russia, a number of German enterprises would have to stop production.
Since the beginning of the Russian operation in Ukraine, Berlin has already imposed several packages of sanctions against Moscow, and the country's top officials have repeatedly spoken about their intention to get rid of energy dependence on Russia. The head of German diplomacy Annalena Burbock, in particular, on May 10 announced the country's intention to completely and forever abandon energy from Russia in the future.
Prior to this, the G7 countries (G7), which includes Germany, agreed to gradually abandon the import of Russian oil or impose an embargo after the United States. At the same time, the German Ministry of Economy noted that the rejection of Russian oil would be a “heavy burden”, but indicated their readiness to take this step.
Earlier, the fact that some subsidiaries of Gazprom Germania GmbH do not receive gas due to retaliatory sanctions that Russia has imposed on the West was announced by the Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection Robert Habek. According to him, due to Russian sanctions, the country receives less than 10 million cubic meters. m of gas per day.
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The first level of the emergency prevention regime is introduced if there are signs of a future deterioration in the gas supply situation. If they are implemented, a second level is introduced. The third is announced in case of a significant disruption of gas supply. In this case, the government takes measures to provide gas to citizens, hospitals, fire services and the police.