MOSCOW, September 13 – PRIME. The EU continues to discuss the issue of limiting prices for Russian gas, a source in the EU told RIA Novosti.
“Restricting the price of Russian gas imports to the EU will most likely not be included in the package of measures that the (EU) … will announce tomorrow … However, discussions at this stage on this issue in the (European) Commission are still ongoing,” the source said. .
Earlier, the head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, spoke about the need to introduce a price ceiling for Russian gas. At the end of August, she also announced that the EC is working on operational and longer-term measures to improve the situation against the backdrop of rising electricity prices in the EU, which mainly depend on the cost of “blue fuel”.
An extraordinary meeting of energy ministers from EU countries was held on September 9 against the backdrop of rising energy prices in the union. The European Commission prepared a document for this meeting, where it outlined a number of emergency and temporary measures that can be tried in the EU to alleviate the situation on the energy market. Among them are the imposition of a price ceiling on Russian pipeline gas, the establishment of a mandatory target to reduce electricity consumption during peak hours, a revenue cap for companies that produce electricity at low cost, and support for the liquidity of energy supply companies.
On Friday, the ministers discussed these measures and are now waiting for specific proposals from the European Commission. It is possible that they will be presented on Tuesday. EU energy ministers and the European Parliament will have to discuss and agree on these proposals before they can become binding on the entire EU.