| 25 February 2024, Sunday |

Scholz: Germany will get through winter, even without Russian gas

Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Thursday that even if Russian gas supplies were to halt, Germany would probably be able to get through the winter without experiencing a catastrophe because it could draw on its gas reserves and get additional supply from Norway or the Netherlands.

The government had taken precautionary measures against such a crisis early on such as racing to full gas storage facilities and to build liquid natural gas terminals, Scholz said at town hall event in Essen.

“Even if it gets tight, we will probably get through the winter,” Scholz said, reiterating his support for the construction of a gas pipeline from Spain through France to the rest of Europe.

  • Reuters