Gas prices in Europe fell to a one-week low as Russia gradually pushed up gas supplies as promised by President Vladimir Putin.
Dutch gas futures fell more than 10% as Russian supplies to Europe via Ukraine and Poland rose on Wednesday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said late last month that Gazprom would refill European warehouses after first filling Russian gas tanks, which was completed on Monday. According to Bloomberg, any extra supply is welcome as Europe started the season with the lowest stocks in more than a decade.
European gas futures fell 6.6% to 67.80 euros per megawatt hour earlier in Amsterdam while the corresponding contract in the United Kingdom fell 7% to 174.01 pence per unit of heat.
German energy futures also fell 5.4% to 108 euros per megawatt-hour, the lowest level since November 2. German prices for next month fell by up to 10% amid forecasts for relatively mild weather that will prevail in most of Europe next week.
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