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Russia Invades Ukraine and Europe Buys More Gas. Here’s Why

  • Russian gas imports became cheaper than spot prices in Europe
  • Flows via Ukraine jumped, shipments into Germany could rise
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Europe Buying More Russian Gas Than Pre-Invasion: Sankey
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In the hours after the invasion of Ukraine, there were calls for Europe to punish Russia by ending energy purchases. But the immediate response of European energy companies was to buy more natural gas, much of it transported through Ukraine’s pipeline network.

For a second day, utilities are ordering more fuel under long-term contracts with Gazprom PJSC because the deals are priced in a way that Russian imports became cheaper than spot gas traded at European hubs.