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    France reports cut in Russian gas flow

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Disruptions in Russian supply to France, Italy and Germany coincide with all three countries endorsing Ukraine's bid for EU membership.

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France reports cut in Russian gas flow

French gas transmission system operator GRTgaz reported on June 17 that gas flow from Germany to France had been halted, citing a reduction in Russian gas supply.

GRTgaz said it did not envisage any difficulty in meeting France's summer demand for gas. The country's gas storage facilities are now filled to 56% of capacity, up from 19% in mid-March, it noted.

The stoppage in physical flow between France and Germany occurred on June 15, GRTgaz said. The country's four regasification terminals are operating at close to full technical capacity, the operator said, calling on shippers and stakeholders to prioritise storage refilling.

The cut-off in Russian supply to France follows similar curtailments in Gazprom's deliveries to Germany and Italy. These outages coincide with all three countries endorsing Ukraine's bid for EU membership.