Wednesday, May 29, 2024

EU members divided on Russian gas embargo

Ministers of European Union countries are discussing how to lessen their dependence on energy supplies from Russia as a result of its invasion of Ukraine.

Germany has acknowledged EU nations are still divided on a possible Russian energy embargo, the BBC reports. The energy minister says his country could handle an oil ban by the end of the year, but not a ban on gas.

Hungary has reiterated that it opposes a ban on either fuel.

Germany was the world’s top importer of Russian gas in 2020, buying 42.6 billion cubic metres, according to the International Energy Agency.

Hungary was one another of Russia’s top gas buyers, taking 11.6 billion cubic metres that year.

The European Union as a whole bought 41% of its gas from Russia in 2019.

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