Apparently, hostile Russian molecules have infiltrated gas supplies to Germany. At least that is what emerges from the unworthy ramblings of the German Economics Minister Robert Habeck, who wanted to emphasize during a press conference that Germany is not dependent on Russian gas. Possibly the Green with his tale of molecules under the Russian flag wanted to distract from the fact that Germany, of course, buys Russian gas – just not from Russia, but through intermediaries.
A comment by Vanessa Renner
“It may be that there are Russian molecules in the gas mix via the LNG terminals of neighboring countries, through which gas volumes come. This can neither be controlled nor ruled out. However, German companies do not buy LNG gas from Russian companies or in Russia. As such, it’s an easy, it would be an easy, replaceable molecule component, uh, different…how should I put it. Um, part of the, of the gas. So in principle we are independent of Russian gas.”
Aha. While the idea of molecules under the Russian flag in Habeck’s children’s books might be a hit, German citizens feel offended by the statements made by the Minister of Economics in their intelligence – this is shown by a look at the social networks, where the corresponding video excerpt quickly went viral and caused a shitstorm triggered.
What Habeck actually wanted to say (but not to clarify too much) with his story about Russian molecules: Of course, Germany continues to benefit from gas supplies from Russia – via its neighboring countries. Germany gets gas from France and Belgium. France and Belgium are still among the “regular customers” of Russian LNG, as a report by Business Insider recently found. In these countries, the deliveries of the “enemy” were not reduced, but increased sharply – because of favorable conditions. The fact that Germany now receives LNG from France and Belgium is thanks to Russia – and it probably simply buys Russian gas through these countries in significant proportions. So how much do you think of Habeck’s statement that you are independent of Russian gas?
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