Germany has triggered phase-1 of an emergency plan for natural gas. Germany’s move comes ahead of Putin’s March 31st deadline for Gazprom and Russia’s central bank to arrange for payments in rubles for supplied natural gas. The EU and G7 rejected the Russian gas-for-rubles idea. Germany is preparing for a potential disruption of natural gas supply from Russia and activated an emergency plan on Wednesday, ahead of the Thursday deadline Vladimir Putin has ordered for gas-for-ruble payments. Germany triggered an emergency plan in case the supply from Russia is interrupted. The plan could see rationing of gas supply. Other EU member states, including Greece and the Netherlands, have also placed their systems and stakeholders on high alert. Italy and Latvia also issued warnings of potential disruptions. Putin has set a March 31 deadline for the government, Gazprom, and the central bank of Russia to make the arrangements for payments […]