OREANDA-NEWS «No, it is impossible to refuse gas from the Russian Federation if we are not ready to accept the huge consequences. Some countries could do it, but in Austria it is not possible this year. We are in a difficult situation», the head of the Austrian company OMV Alfred Stern said, adding that Austria has no access to the sea, respectively, there is no access to LNG.

«Any diversification will mean increased investment in expensive infrastructure to gain access to more expensive gas. The exit from Russian gas has its price. It should be clear to us», he added.

Earlier, Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer, in an interview with the newspaper Kronen Zeitung, spoke out against the imposition of an embargo on oil and gas supplies from Russia. According to the newspaper, the Austrian politician confirmed his position after talks with his German counterpart Olaf Scholz.