German government to implement ‘alarm level’ of gas emergency plan

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German Economy Minister Robert Habeck will declare the “alarm level” of the country’s gas emergency plan on Thursday due to an ongoing dispute with Russia, government sources have told dpa. Utility companies will not yet be given the opportunity to increase their gas prices under the Energy Security Act, however, the sources said. Habeck plans to make an announcement at 10 am (0800 GMT), with his ministry saying only that the topic would be “energy and security of supply.” The gas emergency plan has three levels: early warning level, alarm level and emergency level. The alarm level means that …

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