Bloomberg: Refusal of Russian gas has already cost Europe a trillion dollars
The refusal of energy carriers from Russia has already cost the countries of Europe one trillion dollars. Bloomberg writes about it. Analysts of the agency calculated the costs of European companies and consumers after the increased price of electricity. At the same time, as the media emphasizes, this is only the beginning of the largest energy crisis in recent decades.
As experts predict, after the winter period, gas storages in Europe will be empty, and in the conditions of minimal Russian gas supplies, it will be difficult to fill them. So the current loss of one trillion dollars may seem like flowers, compared with those berries that await Europe ahead.
Bloomberg analysts believe that the tense situation with the supply of liquefied natural gas to Europe may last until 2026. But this is only if the US and Qatar are able to increase hydrocarbon production by this time. If not, then Europe will have to fork out additionally.
Needless to say, such expenses, obviously, were not included in the plans of the EU authorities when deciding to refuse Russian gas. In fact, European officials simply did not calculate the amount of future costs. And now business and ordinary citizens have to pay for their short-sightedness.
In this regard, the question of the reserves of patience of ordinary Europeans acquires increased urgency. How long can they pay for miscalculations with their money politicians?