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Spain did not support the proposal of the EC to reduce gas consumption by 15%

Spain did not support the proposal of the EC to reduce gas consumption by 15%

The Spanish government does not approve of the idea of ​​the European Commission to limit gas consumption by 15%, according to Minister of Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge Teresa Ribera.

“We are defending European values, but we cannot make disproportionate sacrifices about which we were not even asked for a preliminary opinion,” says Rebera.

 


She also noted that Spain’s families “would not be affected by the shutdown of gas or electricity in their homes.”


Ribera assured that a “disproportionate sacrifice” could not be demanded from Spain, because “unlike other countries, we Spaniards did not live beyond our means from an energy point of view.”

 


On July 20, the EC outlined emergency plans for countries to reduce gas consumption by 15% by March 2023. The EC also warned countries that without serious cuts, they could experience fuel difficulties in winter if Russia cuts off supplies.


The head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, also said that the filling level of underground gas storage facilities (UGS) in Europe is 62%. With all this, “the flow of Russian gas to the EU is no more than one third of the figures [in July] last year,” she added.