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Natural Gas September 21, 2021 01:37:41 AM

Gas Price Surge, Just One More Headwind for World Economy

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So high are tensions that several European Parliament lawmakers have demanded an investigation into what they said could be market manipulation by Russia's Gazprom.
Gas Price Surge, Just One More Headwind for World Economy

SEATTLE (Oil Monster): Soaring gas prices that threaten to push up winter fuel bills, hurt consumption and exacerbate a near-term spike in inflation are another blow to a world economy just getting back on its feet after the coronavirus shock.

The gas market chaos, which has driven prices 280% higher in Europe this year and led to a 100%-plus surge in the United States, is being blamed on a range of factors from low storage levels to carbon prices to reduced Russian supplies.

So high are tensions that several European Parliament lawmakers have demanded an investigation into what they said could be market manipulation by Russia's Gazprom.

 Courtesy: www.reuters.com

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