EU prepares powers to deal with Russian winter gas cut

September 4, 2014 11:06 AM

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LONDON, Sept 4 (Reuters) - The European Union is preparing to take action to secure gas supplies this winter if its biggest supplier, Russia, cuts exports due to the crisis in Ukraine, a draft document seen by Reuters showed.

The measures could include making use of existing powers to ban companies from selling liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker cargoes outside Europe, keep more gas in reserve, and order industry to stop using gas.

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