From Soda to Blackouts, A Global Gas Crisis Is Causing Havoc

Posted on AllSides October 12th, 2021
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China is experiencing rolling blackouts and factory shutdowns. U.K. soda shelves may soon be empty. Fertilizer plants are shutting down and slaughterhouses are growing wary of how long they can withstand periods without a crucial ingredient they need to keep up meat production. 

The common denominator between all of these strained industries is a crucial, yet perhaps unexpected commodity: natural gas. 

A confluence of factors, and political entities (governments of China, Russia, the U.S., the U.K., and the E.U., to name a few) have coalesced and caused global natural gas prices to surge to record highs. This is...

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