Germany faces severe gas shortage as Russia further reduces supply

Deutsche Welle reports: Russian energy company Gazprom has followed through with its plans to reduce gas supply to Germany through the Nord Stream pipeline. Germany’s gas network operator confirmed that flows dropped to just 20 percent of their normal volumes on Wednesday morning.

The cuts will make it difficult for Germany to fill its reserve tanks before the winter. Germany is already at the second stage of a three-level emergency gas plan. Further cuts could trigger rationing. Germany’s cabinet is expected to address the energy crisis at its meeting in Berlin today.

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