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Germany Says Russia ‘Weaponizing’ Energy After Gas Supplies Cut To Seized Gazprom Unit

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Germany, which has long remained the largest buyer of Russian natural gas, has belatedly and bluntly stated as fact what's long been among its greatest 'worst case scenario' fears, that Moscow is using its energy exports as a "weapon"

And now in a Thursday speech to the lower house of his country's parliament, Habeck declared the latest Russian action to begin throttling supplies shows that "the confrontation over energy is a weapon." He added: "Energy can be used powerfully in an economic conflict."

Habeck further sought to assure German lawmakers and officials as the country continues scrambling to secure alternative supplies that "The situation is that the gas market can compensate for the loss of gas from Russia."

Bloomberg reviews of the latest major escalatory developments that have triggered the 'weaponization' accusation, that "Moscow prohibited dealings with Gazprom Germania GmbH and its various subsidiaries now under the control of Germany’s energy regulator." Specifically, "That includes energy supplier Wingas GmbH, a European gas storage business, the London-based trading arm of Gazprom and EuRoPol Gaz, owner of the Polish section of the Yamal-Europe pipeline connecting Russia to Germany."

This after Gazprom Germania was seized by the German state amid heightened pressure for European companies to cut off relations with Russian entities, in an escalation which raised the alarm over whether owners of vital European energy infrastructure would survive. Yesterday Moscow made the dramatic move to impose sanctions on the owner of the Polish part of the Yamal pipeline that delivers gas to Europe.

"We are monitoring the situation closely," Habeck told lawmakers further. "We have prepared for the situation and I, and the federal network agency, will inform you through the course of the day."

Suddenly Left-leaning pundits are sounding a lot like Trump circa 2018

Starting in late March, Habeck had moved to activate the "early warning phase" of Germany's gas emergency law, which was adopted to help ration supplies in the face of a severe shortage.

The decision alerted German consumers and businesses to do what they can to conserve energy.

Habeck issued the warning for fear that Moscow would swiftly move to cut off energy exports to one of its biggest customers in Europe over its refusal to make payment in rubles – a 'worst case' fear now being realized as the dreaded 'weaponization' scenario appears in full swing.


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