European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said today, Friday, that gas prices in Europe have fallen after the European Union and its allies took joint measures to improve conditions after prices jumped last year after Russia cut supplies.

“The moment we joined forces to diversify supply sources outside of Russia, gas prices dropped,” she said during a visit to a gas platform in the North Sea.

For his part, Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gare Storre promised that his country, which has now become Europe’s largest supplier of gas after the war in Ukraine, will maintain the current level of supplies for “the next four to five years.” .”

In order to at least partially compensate for the drop in supplies from Russia, Norway last year increased gas production and today covers from 30 to 40 percent of the continent’s needs.

Von der Leyen pointed out that Russian President Vladimir “Putin tried to blackmail the European Union by depriving us of 80% of Russian gas supplies,” according to Agence France Presse.

The Troll field is located 65 km west of Bergen, the second largest city in the country, and is the largest gas field in Norway and one of the largest oil fields in it, as it alone provides the equivalent of 10% of gas. consumption in Europe.