Russia cutting down gas supplies to Germany and parts of central Europe through its main pipeline to Europe has caused an uproar. This “gas war” in politics has resulted from the prevailing Russia-Ukraine war. The Russian company, Gazprom announced a halt in the operation of the turbines, consequently cutting daily gas deliveries by 20% of the pipeline’s capacity. News of the halt raised concerns and widespread panic across various parts of Europe. Germany is currently analyzing its options and generating a plan for the future. Meanwhile, other European countries are reportedly devising a plan for the following months with nearly no gas supply.
Thus, Real Research, an online survey app, launched a survey on Russia cutting down gas supplies to European countries. The survey seeks opinions on what the public has to say regarding the halt of the gas and what this would potentially mean for consumers and businesses alike.
- 75.33% are aware of Russia’s gas supply to Europe
- 44.76% suggest the impact of Russian gas supply cuts on European countries will be ‘highly affected’
- 16% feel implementing better gas storage methodologies and saving adequate levels before winter
Impact of Russian Gas Supply Cuts on European Countries
The survey on ‘Russia Cutting Down Gas Supplies’ firstly, revealed that 75.33% are aware of Russia’s gas supply to Europe cut, whereas 24.67% are unaware of it.
The survey also asks respondents, besides an increase in crude oil globally, ‘what other immediate impact would the supply cut have on Europe?’ In response, 45.9% think there might be an effect on electricity and energy, and 10.55% anticipate regions declaring a state of emergency.
Moreover, 10.48% expect severe gas crises and supply deficiencies, and 9.2% predict a rise in utility bills. A further, 7.22% think it will impact gas rationing for customers and organizations like hospitals, schools, police stations, food producers, etc.
Cutting gas supplies ramps up fear of Russia placing political leverage over the Ukrainian war. Next, the survey asks respondents how this will affect the said regions of Germany and Europe. Here, 44.76% suggest the impact of Russian gas supply cuts on European countries will be ‘highly affected.’ 21.45% remained neutral, whereas 17% believed these countries would be ‘somewhat affected.’ In comparison, 9% think these countries will be ‘unaffected,’ and 7.73% believe they will be ‘somewhat unaffected.’
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Respondents Feel Reducing Gas Demands by 15% Will Help Save Gas for Winter
Gas shortage across Europe has caused panic for the upcoming winter months. Accordingly, the survey on ‘Russia Cutting Down Gas Supplies’ asks, ‘what steps will help save gas for the next winter?’ All 46.31% suggested the reduction of gas demand by 15%.
Similarly, 16% feel implementing better gas storage methodologies and saving adequate levels before winter. Meanwhile, 14.42% advise minimizing the use of gas in various sectors (power sectors). Then, 12.67% ask to begin European emergency planning on long-term solutions.
As for ‘Russia Cutting Down Gas Supplies,’ the survey also asks how effective would the use of nuclear power be in curbing gas shortage. Responses say, highly effective (41.17%), neutral (24%), and somewhat effective (17.9%). In comparison, 8.45% say it will be ‘highly ineffective,’ and only 8.39% say it’s ‘somewhat ineffective.’
Other Alternatives to Gas That Germany and Central Europe Can Use
The ‘Russia Cutting Down Gas Supplies’ survey asks about other alternatives parts of central Europe and Germany can use to tackle gas supply shortage. Most respondents (38%) suggest the use of alternative routes to Europe (the Yamal-Europe pipelines etc.). The survey also reveals that 17.98% suggested importing gas from other countries like Britain, Denmark, Norway & Netherlands via pipelines.
Meanwhile, 12.73% advise using coal, and 10.99% encourage the boost of nuclear power generation. A further 9.49% suggest turning to electricity imports via interconnectors from their neighbors, and 7.79% want to increase hydropower use.
Finally, the ‘Russia Cutting Down Gas Supplies’ survey asked respondents if they could see a long-term solution to the gas supply cut and crunch. The majority of 72.24% responded ‘yes,’ whereas only 27.76% replied saying no.
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|Survey Title||Survey on Russia Cutting Down Gas Pipes To European Countries|
|Duration||August 02 – August 09, 2022|
|Number of Participants||30,000|
|Demographics||Males and females, aged 21 to 99|
|Participating Countries||Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia,… Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, China (Hong Kong) China (Macao), China (Taiwan), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greanada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Maluritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar [Burma], Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.|
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