Only place to stop Putin’s war machine is at the spigot

For too long the Russian leader has gotten away with murder and mayhem. Though it will be terribly difficult, European countries must wean themselves off Russia's energy.



April 18, 2022 - 5:19 PM

Home to some of the largest industries in the world, Europe needs more energy than it can — or has been willing to — produce. 

That predicament has made Europe especially dependent on Russia for oil and natural gas, which, geopolitically, has proven to be a disaster.

Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine seven weeks ago, Europe’s energy purchases from Russia have declined, slightly, to about $850 million a day — again, each day.

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