'We will share the pain': EU to ration gas this winter in case Russia cuts supply

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Governments in the European Union have agreed to ration natural gas this winter in order to protect themselves against further supply cuts made by Russia. Since Putin's invasion of Ukraine, EU leaders have accused Moscow of using their global gas supply as a political weapon. Energy ministers from the 27 member states mostly backed a plan for a voluntary 15% reduction in gas usage, but added in several opt-outs for island nations and countries unconnected or little connected to the European gas network, which will blunt the overall effect EU agrees plan to ration gas use over Russia supply fears Russia-Ukraine war: EU renews Russian sanctions until 2023 and sets out plan to ration gas this winter – live
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