Gazprom announces it will cut off gas in France

Russia’s state-owned energy company, Gazprom, made a statement yesterday evening, announcing that it will suspend gas supplies from tomorrow, due to France’s non-payment for July.

“Gazprom has suspended gas supplies to Engie (France) because it has not paid the full amount of July deliveries,” Gazprom said. In accordance with the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation dated March 31, 2022 and numbered 172 ‘On Special Procedure for the Fulfillment of Obligations of Foreign Buyers to Russian Natural Gas Suppliers’, if the buyer has not made the payment in full within the payment period specified in the contract, a foreign buyer will be charged more. natural gas supply is prohibited. In this context, Gazprom stated that it will suspend gas supply, starting from September 1, 2022, until the full payment for the supplied gas is received.


Claire Waysand, Vice President of France’s natural gas supplier Engie Group, made a statement on social media on 29 August; He noted that the company has significantly reduced dependence on Russian gas by diversifying its gas supply sources since the beginning of the energy crisis. Waysand emphasized that gas stocks in France are more than 90 percent.


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