Europe’s unshackling from Russian gas


As the tendrils of Russia’s military might continue to tighten their stranglehold on neighbouring Ukraine, more countries are boycotting the supply of one of Russia’s biggest exports by increasing energy independence. 

The invasion has exposed the fragility of Europe’s natural gas supply chain. With 40% of gas consumed in the EU supplied by Russia, the EU’s nation states have been and – in certain cases – continue to be heavily reliant upon Russian gas.  

A new EU strategy released last month, called the REPowerEU plan, aims to make Europe independent of Russian fossil fuels by 2030, which the EU states are being wielded as an ‘economic and political weapon’ by the country.  

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