A few days ago, Italy became the latest country in the world.
The Italian energy giant Eni said it would receive only half of the 63 million it had ordered from Russia's Gazprom. cubic meters per day, after suffering from a shortage of supplies for two days before this announcement. , The supply of Russian gas through pipelines has been halted since June 15 with “the physical flow between France and Germany being interrupted”.
Germany also accuses Gazprom of trying to raise energy prices by cutting supplies sharply.
Gazprom says Nord Stream pipeline repairs are to blame.
Russia supplies 40% of the European Union's natural gas needs. It also provides 27% of the oil imported by the European Union, and the Union pays Russia about 400 billion euros annually in return.
The European Union has taken steps to reduce its dependence on Russian fossil fuels in response to the invasion of Vladimir Putin to Ukraine, to reach a ban on most oil imports by the end of 2022.