A look at Europe’s reliance on Russian gas – and what could happen if Russia cuts it off
Mar 4, 2022

A look at Europe’s reliance on Russian gas – and what could happen if Russia cuts it off

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Russia’s control over natural gas in Europe has been one of the subplots to follow leading up to its invasion into Ukraine. Europe has long relied on Russian gas to help support its wind and solar power efforts, and it keeps many a home warm in the winter, especially Germany. For more on this, we spoke with Vijay Vaitheeswaran, global energy and climate innovation editor at The Economist. The Labor Department issues its February jobs report, and its expected to show more growth as the pandemic is showing signs of subsiding.

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What would Europe do if Russia cuts off natural gas?

Unpacking Europe's reliance on Russian energy — and the risks that now carries.
A natural gas line runs through the country side on March 11, 2015 outside Donetsk, Ukraine.
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The team

Victoria Craig Host, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Jay Siebold Technical Director
Jesson Duller Media Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director
Rose Conlon Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Redmond Carolipio Digital Producer