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The gas bottleneck would be threatening for the VW factory

Concern about gas: Volkswagen also stresses how important the raw material is for its production, especially for the main plant in Wolfsburg. The car company therefore wants to focus on another source of energy.

In the midst of discussions about which industries are particularly dependent on gas, Volkswagen also expressed its views Share Volkswagen Vz– Chief Herbert Diess on the tense gas situation.

The CEO calls the risks in gas supply from the war in Ukraine a threat, including for the VW plant in Wolfsburg. The auto giant’s main plant employs nearly 60,000 people and is an employment magnet in the Lower Saxony region.

If there were restrictions on gas deliveries in the conflict with Russia, that could hit the group’s largest auto plant particularly hard, Diess said Monday in a discussion with citizens broadcast on YouTube.

VW temporarily relies on coal

The Federal Networks Agency is currently evaluating which companies could do without gas in an emergency. More recently, the head of the Federal Network Agency Müller has also proposed an auction option, as it is already in use for coal (Read more about it here).

As a result, the automaker will temporarily base its energy supply on coal for a longer period. VW is currently converting its power plant to gas at its Wolfsburg site. In the long run, however, gas is the most environmentally friendly option.

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