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What does hitting pause on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline mean for Europe's energy supply?

Feb 23, 2022
Europe is trying to pivot away from coal and crude oil, and has limited capacity for liquified natural gas.
Workers building a section of the wall of the Nord Stream 2.
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Sanctions on Russia could be costly for Western economies

Feb 22, 2022
Russia, a major energy producer, could use oil and gas supplies as a political weapon against the governments of its customers.
A receiving station in Germany for Nord Stream 2, a natural gas line that would link Germany with Russia.
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Ukraine conflict could push grain prices higher worldwide

Feb 22, 2022
Together, Russia and Ukraine supply a large part the world's wheat and corn exports.
A wheat field in Russia, which supplies a large share of global wheat exports. Agricultural  markets could be disrupted by war, along with commerce in energy.
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