Governments to limit gas consumption as Russia threatens supply cut

The EU should pre-emptively cut gas consumption by 15%, energy ministers agreed on Tuesday as all but one member state backed giving the European Commission the power to propose emergency rationing.

by Robert Hodgson
Energy commissioner Kadri Simson speaks to the press following Tuesday's Council meeting, in which ministers approved the Commission's gas reduction plan. Photo: EU Council
Energy commissioner Kadri Simson speaks to the press following Tuesday's Council meeting, in which ministers approved the Commission's gas reduction plan. Photo: EU Council

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