UK says Russia's retaliatory sanctions could include cuts in gas supplies

According to some members of the British government, the response to the tightening of anti-Russian sanctions may be a decrease in the volume of gas transportation from Russia to Europe and an increase in gas prices. Thus, according to The Times, Moscow can turn the supply of its energy resources into a geopolitical weapon.

Earlier, the government held a meeting to discuss the impact of a possible drastic reduction in gas supplies from the Russian Federation to European consumers as retaliatory sanctions from the Kremlin. According to government officials, a sharp shortage of "blue fuel" in the UK should not be expected, but a significant increase in gas prices is possible.

British cautious optimism is based on the fact that London does not buy too much Russian gas (in 2020, only 3 percent of the fuel supply to the UK came from gas from Russia). Basically, gas to the UK comes from the North Sea shelf, as well as from Norway. Residents of Foggy Albion also use liquefied fuel. According to experts, due to the reduction of gas supplies from Russia to the European market, a significant increase in the price of fuel imported by the UK is possible.

Meanwhile, according to the British edition, other countries of the "Old World" are much more dependent on Russian gas. Thus, about 40 percent of the supplied “blue fuel” to Germany is gas from the Russian Federation, while Sweden and Finland are almost completely dependent on energy resources from Russia.
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  1. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 24 January 2022 20: 23
    This must be done first of all, in their opinion it turns out that they are sanctions, and Russia is again a concern
  2. Miffer Offline Miffer
    Miffer (Sam Miffers) 24 January 2022 21: 56
    Everyone is very "powerful" like reading The Times, but in real life they simply rip each other off with "author's additions".

    The Brits hardly need Russian gas, so they can sleep peacefully.
    1. S WITH Offline S WITH
      S WITH (N S) 24 January 2022 23: 42
      they don’t need it)) because Boris doesn’t give a damn that up to 45 thousand Britons freeze to death in rooms a year
      1. Miffer Offline Miffer
        Miffer (Sam Miffers) 25 January 2022 22: 21
        Where did this figure come from? Link - to the studio.
  3. Siegfried Offline Siegfried
    Siegfried (Gennady) 24 January 2022 23: 38
    The United States and England have become so overplayed that it is time to respond to the point, loudly.

    The governments of the United States and England apparently believe that their citizens, as well as residents of the whole world, steal any of their fake

    To kindle the fire of war in Europe, forcing the Kiev regime to start hostilities against the republics, will be an American and British gift to all of Europe, from Lisbonne to Vladivostok
  4. S WITH Offline S WITH
    S WITH (N S) 24 January 2022 23: 40
    they think correctly, and there will be no gas and Russia will confiscate the assets of the West)
  5. antibi0tikk Offline antibi0tikk
    antibi0tikk (Sergei) 25 January 2022 01: 11
    you don't piss! The British will have gas!!!
    3k $$$ per mXNUMX.......
    Well it's like in a joke: the cat ate mustard from his eggs with a song and with music !!!!
  6. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 25 January 2022 09: 23
    and Sweden and Finland are almost completely dependent on energy resources from Russia.

    And then they are forced to join NATO? As Lavrov said there,,,
  7. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 25 January 2022 09: 52
    There are rumors about the signing of some important agreements during Vladimir Putin's visit to China for the opening of the Olympic Games.
    There can be no military agreement a priori, but an agreement on the transfer of the Russian Federation in oil and gas trade to the Renminbi may well be, since there are all political prerequisites and financial infrastructure for this.
    Such a decision would hit the United States hard, after which they may not recover, especially if, over time, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Iran, Venezuela and a number of other state entities join the agreement.
    The agreement with the People's Republic of China, perhaps just as timed to coincide with Vladimir Putin's visit to Beijing for the opening of the Olympic Games.
  8. Alexey Davydov Offline Alexey Davydov
    Alexey Davydov (Alexey) 25 January 2022 19: 47
    This will be an excellent response to the new "destructive" sanctions with export restrictions on high-tech products with the participation of the United States, which are being prepared by the States.
    Since the new US sanctions are designed for their joint implementation by all countries of the united West, it is convenient for us to respond to them in the same way, without differentiation by specific countries.
    We will impose sanctions on the supply of gas, oil and metals to the West, even if it will be mainly Europe.
    If a country starts supplying us with components prohibited by the States, we will personally remove our counter-sanctions from it.
    This will be the minimum "evil" in relation to the West, and it would be better if it worked.
    Because another response to the "threat to the very existence of the state" will be a full-fledged military response to the "hegemon" itself
    1. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
      Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 27 January 2022 10: 32
      Introduce sanctions on the supply of gas, oil and metals to the West - this is from 30% to 50% of the state budget that will crack at the seams, inflation will develop into hyperinflation, a wave of bankruptcies will go like a roller throughout the economy, the incomes of owners of steamboat newspaper factories will fall below the plinth, but they will be enough to pay for social revolt.
  9. Panikovsky Offline Panikovsky
    Panikovsky (Mikhail Samuelevich Panikovsky) 26 January 2022 17: 11
    Correctly considered in the UK. As Gleb Zheglov said, what do you mean by coupons for enhanced nutrition?