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Kremlin to Keep Up Its Gas Squeeze on Europe, Insiders Say

  • Russia seeking to raise pressure on EU over Ukraine conflict
  • Prolonged cut in supplies may lead to shortage in Europe
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Global LNG Competition Intensifies on Russia Supply Cut

The Kremlin is likely to keep vital gas flows to Europe at minimal levels as long as the standoff over Ukraine continues, ratcheting up the pressure on the European Union over its tough stance on Russia’s invasion, according to people familiar with the leadership’s thinking. 

If the squeeze drags into the winter, it could leave the continent, traditionally Russia’s largest export market, desperately short of the fuel.