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Gas Wars Deepen as Russia Curbs Supplies to More European Buyers

  • This week’s curbs affect Germany, Denmark and Netherlands
  • Move comes as Europe agreed harshest energy sanctions so far
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Russia cut off gas supplies to more European buyers, stepping up its use of energy as a weapon and sowing further division in the continent.

Gazprom PJSC halted pipeline shipments to the Netherlands and Denmark this week, and then surprised markets by also cutting off a small contract supplying Germany. Shell Plc and wind giant Orsted A/S refused to comply with President Vladimir Putin’s demand for payments to be made in rubles, and Gazprom responded by halting flows.