Gazprom Declares Force Majeure on Some EU Gas Supplies

Russian state energy giant Gazprom has declared force majeure on some of its EU clients after recent warnings of a total shutoff.

Gazprom reportedly claimed that it could not provide supply starting from June 14. due to “extraordinary” circumstances outside its control.

The supplies that pass through the Nord Stream pipeline to Germany, which is currently shut for planned maintenance would be directly affected by the force majeure.

The EU already announced it will stop using Russian fossil fuels by 2027 but is still currently using them. 

Currently, several EU states, such as Germany and Hungary are reeling from fuel shortages while fuel prices have already risen across the union. 

“Companies will either have to reduce their gas consumption or curb production”, said Jörg Rothermel, member of the VCI, the trade body for the German chemicals industry.

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