Russia is squeezing gas supplies through Ukraine this summer to build EU support for Nord Stream 2,

natural gas industry experts tell Bloomberg and the Financial Times. By refusing to meet customer requests to ship more gas through Ukraine during the traditional restocking season, Gazprom has helped boost gas prices 6-fold in one year. Even though EU prices are at a 13-year high, LNG cargoes largely are going to China and India, responding to a post-pandemic surge in demand.