Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Can you smell the (Russian) gas?

Thankfully, Russian gas is flowing back into Europe through the Ukraine: "Russia's natural gas monopoly restored most of the gas it had withheld from Ukraine a day earlier in a pricing dispute, after the company said Ukraine had simply withdrawn gas from the export pipelines for its own use, putting Russia's primary customers in Europe in jeopardy."

Hardly from Russia with love, but did Gazprom seriously think that the Ukraine would not siphon off some of the gas bound for Western Europe?

Yet the dispute continues...

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