An explosion and fire in Austria's largest gas distribution centre caused widespread damage and disrupted supplies to Italy, Slovenia and Hungary. The shortfall sent gas prices soaring.
As Turkey and Russia inaugurate the sea section of the TurkStream gas pipeline, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan can boast of Ankara's new geopolitical influence. DW asks why the pipeline is causing such a fuss.
The German decision to back the construction of a liquefied natural gas terminal comes after the US pressured Europe to buy more of its gas. There is no guarantee a German LNG terminal would exclusively import US gas.
Hungary says it wants to diversify the sources of its gas, with Polish and Croatian terminals potentially supplying US and Qatari gas. But its main focus remains Russia, as the Turkstream pipeline makes clear.
Gas deposits off Romania's coast worth billions of dollars have drawn the country into an economic row with Hungary. The EU is aiming to reduce its energy dependence on Russia, and Budapest wants to play a key role.
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