PARIS, Aug 3 (Reuters) - France will have filled out 100
percent of its strategic gas reserves by November 1, government
energy transition minister Agnes Pannier-Runacher told C News
TV, as European countries prepare for fewer energy supplies
coming through from Russia.
Brussels is urging European Union member states to save gas
and store it for winter, fearing Russia will completely cut off
flows in retaliation for sanctions over Russia's invasion of
Last month, European Union countries -- bracing for further
cuts in Russian gas supply -- approved a weakened emergency plan
to curb demand, after striking compromise deals to limit
reductions for some countries.
Energy ministers agreed that all EU countries should
voluntarily cut gas use by 15% from August to March, compared
with their average annual use during 2017-2021.
(Reporting by Nicolas Delame and Myriam Rivet;
Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta)