“We agreed to study how to create strategic gas reserves,” von der Leyen said at a press conference after the summit of EU heads of state.

Energy prices: while supporting consumers and businesses, we'll work on increasing resilience & independence.

• See how to establish a strategic gas reserve

• Explore joint procurement

• Intensify outreach to suppliers

• Speed ​​up work on interconnections https://t.co/Wo2896fXP4

- Ursula von der Leyen (@vonderleyen) October 22, 2021

She also announced an agreement to explore the possibility of joint purchases.

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking at a plenary session of the Valdai International Discussion Club, said that the gas shortage in Europe is the result of the economic policy pursued by the European Commission.