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EU: Russian Gas Flow Returning To Normal

A cold snap across Europe has resulted in a reduction in Russian gas supplies to the EU.
The European Union says gas flows from Russia have returned to normal levels in six European countries, after deliveries fell amid the European cold snap.

The European Commission's spokeswoman for energy, Marlene Holzner, said supplies were back to normal in Austria, Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia.

Holzner told a news conference in Brussels that gas flows in Italy, Germany, and Romania, were “increasing, although they are not really back" yet to levels seen before last week.

Russian state-run fuel giant Gazprom, which is dealing with a cold wave in Russia, has said it could not pump additional gas to Europe.

EU officials and energy firms said the Russian company's deliveries had dropped in nine European countries.

Compiled from agency reports