will Europe be able to make it through the winter?

Europe aims to reduce gas consumption by 15% by March 2023. Goffkein /

FIG DATA – After five months of war, while Russia is partly cutting off the gas taps, the European Union has multiplied its strategies to meet the energy challenge. But will that be enough? The point in figures and in map.

It is an energy that makes up almost a quarter of the European mix, and it is therefore also a “ a weapon in the words of European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. “ In the event of a total disruption, Europe will have to be ready “, also declared the head of the European executive last Wednesday, while presenting a gas rationing plan, discussed this Tuesday at an extraordinary meeting of energy ministers.

Last Thursday, the worst-case scenario almost happened with the Nord Stream gas pipeline, through which passes a third of Russian gas deliveries to the EU. Closed since July 11 for routine maintenance, it ended up reopening on time despite the fears of the Twenty-Seven, but at the same level, relatively low. Moscow had indeed slashed its deliveries by 60% in June via this pipe, arguing the absence of one of the parts necessary for proper operation. However, this Tuesday…

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