Germany triggers ‘alert level’ of emergency gas plan, sees high risk of long-term supply shortages


Habeck has previously warned the situation is going to be “really tight in winter” without precautionary measures to prevent a gas supply shortage.

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Germany has declared it is moving to the so-called “alert level” of its emergency gas plan, as reduced Russian flows exacerbate fears of a winter supply shortage.

Economy Minister Robert Habeck announced on Thursday that Germany would move to stage two of its three-stage plan. It means Europe’s largest economy now sees a high risk of long-term gas supply shortages.

Germany has seen a sharp fall in Russian gas supplies, prompting the country to warn that the situation is going to be “really tight…


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