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Germany taking steps on 'serious' gas situation, says economic minister

Germany will reduce gas consumption in the power sector and industry and push the filling of storage facilities, Habeck said, adding that the government is ready to take further measures if needed

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The German government is taking measures to bolster gas storage levels amid a worsening of the market situation in the last few days, Economy Minister Robert Habeck said.

“Security of supply is currently guaranteed. But the situation is serious,” Habeck said in an emailed statement. “Gas consumption must fall further, and in return more gas must be put into the storage facilities, otherwise things will really get tight in the winter. We will now take the next steps.”

Germany will reduce gas consumption in the power sector and industry and push the filling of storage facilities, Habeck said, adding that the government
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First Published: Jun 19 2022 | 10:46 PM IST

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