IEA chief blames Russia for gas crisis

Russia is exacerbating the energy crisis in the EU, according to the head of the International Energy Agency (IEA). “In terms of European gas … we believe there are strong elements of the tightness in European gas markets due to Russia’s behavior,” Fatih Birol told reporters on Wednesday. “Today’s low Russian gas flows to Europe coincide with heightened geopolitical tensions over Ukraine,” he added.

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