Germany warns on gas supply over Russia payment row
If Germany were forced to supply gasoline, households and emergency services, such as hospitals, would take precedence. This will especially affect producers that depend on gas for production, driving up prices and possibly leading to job losses. This early warning phase is intended to help businesses plan for any future shortages: a crisis team of government representatives will meet daily. German Economy Minister Robert Habeck also hopes for public support and has urged people to conserve energy if possible. “Every kilowatt helps,” he says. So far there is no shortage of gas and Germany has large reserves. But over the past year, Russia has been unable to fully stockpile Germany’s gas reserves – some believe this shows the Kremlin’s long-term plan to use gas as a weapon against Europe. Europe.