France ‘has secured its energy supplies’ as Russia cuts gas deliveries

Emmanuel Macron and his ministers on Friday morning held an ‘energy defence council’ to
discuss the situation, days after Russia announced that it was stopped gas supplies to France’s main supplier Engie. After the meeting, Energy transition minister Agnès Pannier-Runacher said that France’s gas reserves are already 92 percent full, putting them two months ahead of schedule. “The situation is serious but we have activated all the levers to pass the winter,” she said.

The Engie CEO Catherine MacGregor told French media on Friday that she was “relatively
serene” about the gas situation in France for the coming winter. She added that Russia had
“not cut supplies, but lowered them” and moved to calm fears about energy rationing this

She did not, however, reveal any details of the government’s sobriété enérgetique (energy
sobriety) plan, with which it hopes to cut France’s energy usage by 10 percent in two years,
and 30 percent by 2030, other than to say it would be ready by the start of October, after
energy network chiefs give their detailed winter forecasts. Speaking to businesses at the start of the week, prime minister Elisabeth Borne said that she expected businesses to have
completed their own energy-saving plans by the end of September.

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