EU: Italy will cease Russian fuel from Ukraine throughout the yr | EUROtoday

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Italy – with Slovakia, Austria and Hungary – is among the many EU international locations that should discover alternate options to Russian fuel by the tip of the yr. «There are three or 4 member states that presently obtain Russian fuel «by means of transit from Ukraine», confirmed in the course of the press briefing the spokesperson of the European Commission accountable for vitality points, Tim McPhie, in response to a query on the trilateral settlement on the transit of Russian fuel by means of the Ukrainian route. The settlement will expire on the finish of this yr and the EU Commission has made clear that it has no intention of renewing it past that.

With pumping from the Nord Stream pipeline on maintain, the Ukrainian route is presently the one transit path to the European Union: Slovakia and Austria are the primary importers of Russian fuel by means of this passage, but additionally Hungary and Italy not directly receives Russian fuel from this route. The spokesperson then clarified that in 2021 the EU acquired “45% of our gas imports from Russia, in 2022 we dropped to 24%, while in 2023 we received 15% of our gas imports” from Moscow.