Germany has managed to reduce its energy dependence on Russia: Ministry of Economy

Germanyone of the European countries that was most energy dependent on Russia before the war in ukraineannounced on Sunday that it has managed to reduce this trend, especially for the Coal and the Petroleum.

The dependence of the largest European economy on Russian oil imports fell in recent weeks to 12%, compared to 35% before the conflict and coal purchases decreased to 8% compared to 50%, announced in a report the Ministry of Economy.

Instead, the dependence on gas in Russian is still significant, although it has been reduced from 35% to 55% before the invasion launched by Russia against Ukraine on February 24.

“In recent weeks, we have made great efforts, with all the actors involved, to reduce our imports of fossil fuels from Russia and to diversify our supplies,” celebrated the Minister of Economy and Climate, Robert Habeck.

Germany announced several weeks ago that it wants to do without Russian oil and coal entirely by the end of the year.

Regarding gas, Germany warned that it will be difficult to stop consuming Russian gas before 2024, although the country has increased its imports of natural gas from Norway and of the Netherlands and of Liquid gas from other countries.

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