|Using gas in Berlin, Germany (Photo: AFP/ VNA)
Latvian people have adapted to changes since July after Russia cut off gas supplies to the Baltic country. Gas supplies to Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, and Poland were also suspended while other countries also saw a sharp decrease in their gas supply.
Gazprom, the Kremlin-controlled energy giant, said it would temporarily shut down its gas pipeline to Germany at the end of the month for repairs, a move likely to trigger more uncertainty in Europe as countries struggle to compensate for cuts in Russian fossil fuels.
According to experts, Europe's natural gas imports from Russia decreased by about 70% to below 100 million cubic meters per day in July compared to the same month last year.
Last month, the EU urged member states to slash their gas consumption by 15% until March 2023. Before the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Europe imported about 40% of its natural gas from Russia.