The European Commission (EC) has never considered and is not considering the possibility of banning gas imports from Russia to the European Union. This was stated by the press secretary of the EC Eric Mamer.
“We have never considered a ban on Russian gas. We have taken restrictive measures against Russian oil imported into the EU through pipelines, with a few exceptions. But they never announced that they were working on a ban on Russian gas. Nothing has changed,” said Mr. Mamer (quoted by TASS).
Yesterday, November 24, EU energy ministers decided exclude Russian gas from contracts for joint purchases. According to the statement of the EC, the updated conditions of purchases will allow EU countries and energy companies to purchase gas jointly in global markets.
November 22 Gazprom threatened further reduce gas supplies to Europe. The company recorded the "settlement" of Russian gas, intended for supplies to Moldova, on the territory of Ukraine. While maintaining the "transit imbalance", the company intends to reduce the supply of gas for transit to Moldova by the volume that does not reach Moldovan consumers from 10 am on November 28. Transit through Ukraine is the last remaining route for deliveries of Russian pipeline gas to Western European markets.
More details - in the publication "Kommersant" "Settled, and that's enough".