Germany raises gas alert level after Russia dwindles supply


  FRANKFURT, Germany (AFP) — Germany said Thursday it would raise the alert level under its emergency gas plan to secure supply following the recent reduction of pipeline supplies from Russia. “Gas is now a scarce commodity in Germany,” Economy Minister Robert Habeck told reporters. Triggering phase two brings Germany a step closer to the third and final stage that could see gas rationing in Europe’s top economy. Russia was using gas “as a weapon” […]