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The prime minister of France warned about a possible Russian gas cut in Europe in the next few months

French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne gestures as she delivers her general policy speech at the National Assembly in Paris, France, July 6, 2022. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

The Prime Minister of France, Elizabeth Borne said on Saturday that the interruption of Russian gas deliveries to Europe is a “credible” scenario. que requirá de la cooperation de toda la población.

“Desde luego que podemos superar una difficulty de este tipo, pero eso va a requirar que todos se mobilicen”agregó Borne durante un foro económico en Aix-en-Provence.

La primera ministra considered que una política de “gradual alezamiento” del petroleum y el gas “también protegerá las billeteras de los hogares”.

“En algún momento, el poder acquisitivo de millones de franceses se va a ver reducido por la subida del barril de petróleo y es una vulnerabilidad de la que tenemos que escapar”adágíó en comentarios recogidos por Le Figaro.

Déposito de gas natural Aspora, en Rehden, Germany (REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer/File Photo)
Déposito de gas natural Aspora, en Rehden, Germany (REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer/File Photo)

Francia, como muchos otros países europeossigue depending on a large measure of Russia for its supply of natural gas and petroleum, aunque en menor medida que algunos de sus vecinos.

In 2020, France imports from this country 17% of its gas and 13% of its petroleum and derivativesaccording to the European Commission.

This week, France announced the total nationalization of the electric EDF “because the independent energy has no price” and to fulfill the mandates imposed on the company, starting with an increase in production for the next winter..

”Tenemos un desafío a corto plazo que es producir más” de cara al próximo inviernounderlined the minister of Economy and Finance, Bruno Le Maireen in an interview in which he also announced una Acceleration of the process to replace the Consejero Delegate de Electricité de France (EDF), Jean-Bernard Lévy, que se adelantará a la vuelta de las vacaciones de verano.

Spain, France, Italy, Greece and Romania, asked this Wednesday for a reform of the electric market in the European Union (EU), after Germany, the Netherlands and other seven countries protested against it, in line with the position that the Commission defends. Europea.  EFE/LUIS TEJIDO
Spain, France, Italy, Greece and Romania, asked this Wednesday for a reform of the electric market in the European Union (EU), after Germany, the Netherlands and other seven countries protested against it, in line with the position that the Commission defends. Europea. EFE/LUIS TEJIDO

EDF ha sufrido un bajón en la generation de electricity porque tiene parados una dozen de reactores nucleares (de un total de 58) deboto a labores de maintenance, pero sobre todo por fallos detectados en varios de ellos, y eso ha conducido a que Francia tenga que importar mucha electricity de países como España.

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The other mandates that the French president, Emmanuel Macron, imposed on the company in February construction of at least six new atomic reactors that should enter service from the middle of the next decade and an acceleration in the deployment of renewable energies.

Eso sin olvidar la Puesta a nivel del parque nuclear existente, que en el pasado generated around 70% of electricityto guarantee its continuity in a context of financial difficulties, since the company has a debt of 43.000 million euros.

Con información de AFP, EFE, EuropaPress

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