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Germany accelerates to wean itself off Putin's hydrocarbons

2022-05-18T17:51:42.978Z

Partly dependent on Russia for its oil and gas supply, the country is looking for alternative solutions.



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Perched on a table, Robert Habeck harangues the employees of the Schwedt refinery like a trade unionist.

 “The oil embargo is coming!

It doesn't matter if you like it or not.

And when it does, what will you do: look the pipeline stupidly in the eye or prepare for other solutions?”

questions the Minister of Economy and Climate Change.

After having blocked this measure at the beginning of the war, the ecological leader clearly militates in favor of the second option.

Located on the Polish border, this refinery uses gray gold extracted from Russian fields.

It represents the last 12% of Russian oil on which German industry still depends.

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The operation will allow the future owner to choose, outside of Russia, its new sources...

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Source: lefigaro

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