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Europe Faces Energy Price Shock With Gas and Power at Records

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Poland Receives First Delivery of U.S. Liquid Natural Gas
Photographer: Bartek Sadowski/Bloomberg

Europe is facing an energy price shock as the cost of natural gas and electricity surges to record levels. 

A gas supply crunch is boosting the cost of producing power from the U.K. to Germany just as businesses reopen and people return to the office, increasing demand. Rising prices are fueling inflation and threatening to stall the economic recovery as energy-intensive industries from fertilizer to steel may need to curb output.