German government implements ‘alarm level’ of gas emergency plan

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German Economy Minister Robert Habeck on Thursday declared the “alarm level” of the country’s gas emergency plan due to an ongoing dispute with Russia over the war in Ukraine. Gas is now “a scarce commodity in Germany,” Habeck said during his announcement of the move in Berlin. “Even though gas supplies can currently still be procured on the market and are still being stored, the situation is serious and winter will come,” he said. “It is the failures of the last decade that have now led us into these difficulties,” the minister said, referring to the previous government’s failure to recognize…

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