Ineos Says Europe To Ration Gas If Nord Stream Stays Closed

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Ineos Says Europe To Ration Gas If Nord Stream Stays Closed

Companies in Germany, Italy and France will look to curtail gas use in the event that Nord Stream stays shut, Gilvary said. The pipeline, which carries the fuel from Russia to Germany, went offline for annual maintenance this week amid concern that Moscow will keep it shut in retaliation for sanctions after its invasion of Ukraine.

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  • “It looks pretty dire for this winter now, as to whether we’ll get to the targets we need for storage,” Brian Gilvary, executive chairman of the UK chemicals company’s Ineos Energy business, said in a Bloomberg Television interview. “If Nord Stream 1 doesn’t come back, it is inevitable. We will definitely see rationing in Europe.”

  • Ineos, one of Europe’s largest gas users, struck a deal last month to buy 1.4 million tons of liquefied natural gas a year from US exporter Sempra over two decades.