Europe's Energy Worries Merkel, EU's Barroso Condemn Russian Pipeline Shut-Off

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso have criticized Russia for shutting down a pipeline pumping oil to Europe. Russia's move has dented its image as a reliable energy supplier, said Merkel. She also hinted that Germany may reconsider its phaseout of nuclear power.
A tap and meter shows zero level pressure on the Druzhba oil pipeline.

A tap and meter shows zero level pressure on the Druzhba oil pipeline.

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