IEA chief: Europe will have a hard time getting through next winter if gas consumption is not reduced 04:47

Fatih Birol, Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), said in a seminar he organized at the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies that it would be “extremely difficult” for European countries to survive the next winter if they did not reduce their gas consumption. . It has been reported TASS.

“If we cannot find other sources of gas from different countries, there is only one way – to save gas. The gas consumption level should decrease. Birol said that if gas consumption is not reduced, it will be very difficult to get through the next winter.

According to him, European states are lucky with this mild winter, but the agency is worried about what will happen in a year.

The agency’s director noted that European states are still receiving Russian gas in recent months, and are getting more liquefied natural gas.

Birol stressed that gas supplies from the Russian Federation “may no longer exist” in 2023. He also pointed out the need to increase capacity for renewable energy sources.

Earlier, TASS referred to the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) report on economic development prospects. knowledgeablethat the European Union may face difficulties in filling underground gas storage facilities (UGS) next winter.

Source: Gazeta


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