Back now to the issue of energy supplies from Russia, APA reports citing BBC.
The EU’s Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson says Gazprom’s decision to suspend gas supplies to Bulgaria and Poland is “a turning point in the current crisis” – and warns “any state could be next”.
Simson was speaking after a meeting of EU energy ministers, who were discussing how the EU should respond to Gazprom’s announcement last week.
The energy commissioner says while there is no immediate threat to European gas supplies, the uncertainty of the situation means member states should be upgrading national contingency plans, building up sufficient gas storage supplies before winter, and diversifying energy sources away from Russian fossil fuels.
Gas storage currently stands at 32% of EU capacity and is rising, Simson says.