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Germany keen to discuss natural gas pact with UK amid supply risk

By Philip Oltermann

08 Nov 2022 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

It's a problem we're all familiar with: having enough heating for the winter. Germany is trying to ensure that if there's a shortage of natural gas, it has a backup plan.

Germany is keen to talk to Britain about a solidarity pact that would allow Europe’s largest consumers of natural gas to bail each other out if an extreme cold snap were to create shortages this winter, German officials have said.

Such an agreement could be mutually beneficial for both London and Berlin, the German civil servant in charge of rationing in the case of a supply crisis told the Guardian in an interview.

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