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IEA Says Russia Could Do More to Boost Europe’s Gas Supply

  • Gas market could face further stress tests this winter
  • Russia has opportunity to show it’s a reliable supplier: IEA
Russia's Gazprom PJSC Expands its 'Power of Siberia' Pipeline
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The International Energy Agency called on Russia to supply more natural gas to Europe, saying the energy crunch was an opportunity for the country to show it’s a “reliable supplier.”

Russia is meeting its contractual obligations to ship gas to Europe, but its exports to the continent are still down from levels in 2019, before the global pandemic, the agency said. More gas flowing from the east would help Europe boost its stockpiles before the winter.