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Germany aims to replace all Russian oil supplies within days

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German Economy Minister Robert Habeck said on Tuesday that his country hopes to find a way within days to replace Russian oil with supplies from other sources, adding that Germany could then implement an EU embargo on imports of oil. Russian oil.

Under pressure to reduce its dependence on Russian energy in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Germany previously said it could end Russian oil imports by the end of the year. But he rejected the idea of ​​an immediate import ban into the European Union.

“Today I can say that an oil embargo is within Germany’s reach,” Habeck told reporters during a visit. in Poland for talks on energy security.

Before the war in Ukraine, Russian oil accounted for about a third of the German supply. A month ago, Habeck said Germany reduced its dependence on Russian oil to 25% of its imports.

The minister added that Russian oil now constitutes only 12% of the German supply and goes entirely to a refinery near Berlin.

On Monday, US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said US oil and gas production is in increase and will continue to grow to compensate for the quantities of Russian crude oil ranging from 1 million to 1.5 million barrels per day that are no longer reaching the market in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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