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As winter looms, Europe is not out of danger on energy shortages

The pipes and pressure gauges for gas lines at Open Grid Europe, one of Europe's largest gas transmission system operators, in Werne, western Germany. PHOTO: AFP
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LONDON - Germany has warned about the danger of further fuel shortages when a pending European Union-wide ban on Russian oil comes into force.

“Local, temporary supply shortages and further price increases cannot be excluded,” German ministers warned their country’s lawmakers in a written parliamentary statement.

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