“The best way to prepare for these cuts [d’approvisionnement du gaz russe]We have to be very careful with our energy consumption”, comments Bruno Le Maire
Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Sunday that the French government is preparing for a total cut in Russian gas supplies, considering the most likely scenario in current forecasts.
With 17% of its supply coming from Russia, France is less dependent on Russian gas than many of its neighbors, although the government has drawn up contingency plans to deal with supplies drying up in the wake of the crisis. Invasion of Ukraine.
A total cut in Russian gas is particularly problematic at the moment, as the French nuclear fleet will struggle to cope, with many reactors shutting down for maintenance.
“I think total disruption of gas supplies from Russia is a real possibility (…) We must be prepared for this option.”Bruno Le Maire announced at a conference on the 22ndE Economic meetings in Aix-en-Provence (Bouche-du-Rhone). Earlier, he called for a complete cut in Russian gas supplies“The most likely option”.
The Finance Minister also pointed this out “The best way to prepare for these cuts is to be very careful about our energy consumption. This applies to governments, it applies to businesses, it applies to individuals..
Next is the construction of new infrastructure, such as a floating LNG terminal project to regasify liquefied natural gas imported from abroad.
The government is looking company by company to determine which will be forced to reduce production to save energy, added Bruno Le Maire.
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