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Winter’s Approach Raises Stakes in European Energy Crisis

Europe is as ready as it can be for a winter without Russian natural gas, but there is no margin for error.

Storage facilities of gas for heating and power generation are almost full, consumption is down and liquefied-natural gas tankers are steaming in. Europe in a stronger position than feared in recent months, after Moscow slashed gas deliveries in retaliation for Western sanctions over the invasion of Ukraine.