This forecast was voiced by Dmitry Marinchenko, senior director of the group for natural resources and commodities of the international rating agency Fitch, TASS reports.
For the first time in history, the price of gas in Europe exceeded $ 1,000 per 1,000 cubic meters. m. and may continue to grow in the event of a cold winter and a physical shortage of gas on the market.
“The main test for gas prices and consumers will be in winter – in case of cold weather and physical shortage, prices may soar even higher than now,” Marinchenko said.
Also, the current rise in gas prices in Europe was influenced by the approaching heating season and winter. In addition, the rise in prices reflects the continuing competition between European and Asian buyers for LNG, the low occupancy of European gas storage facilities and insufficient growth in supply from the largest gas suppliers to Europe, primarily Gazprom.
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