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Javier Blas

Don’t Play Russian Roulette With Oil in the Baltic Sea

Denmark will keep piloting Putin’s tankers through the Danish straits.

The waters off Copenhagen are notable for more than the Little Mermaid.

The waters off Copenhagen are notable for more than the Little Mermaid.

Photographer: Nick Potts - PA Images/PA Images

Every day, dozens of oil tankers cross the narrow waterway. It’s a linchpin of global trade.  Shut it down and gasoline prices spike everywhere. Right now, geopolitical tension is high, and the navies of many great powers have warships patrolling it.

If you think we’re talking about Iran and the Strait of Hormuz, you’re not remotely close.