September 8, 2022

A Battle of Wills Over Russian Energy

by The Journal.

Background show artwork for The Journal.

Russia has shut off Nord Stream, the main pipeline exporting natural gas to Europe. The move comes as Europe faces a growing energy crisis. Meanwhile, Western countries continue to ratchet up energy sanctions against Moscow because of its war on Ukraine. WSJ’s Joe Wallace unpacks how Russia gained the advantage in the fight over energy.


Further Reading:

- Nord Stream Pipeline Closure Lands Blow Against Europe 

- Russia Confounds the West by Recapturing Its Oil Riches 

- Putin Threatens to Abandon Grain Deal, Further Squeeze Energy Supplies 


Further Listening:

- Europe is Turning to Coal. What Does That Mean for Climate Change? 

- Germany’s Difficult Breakup with Russian Energy 


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