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What has happened with EU gas market (and in less extent globally) in 2021,which lead to 100% + increase in natural gas prices? We should, first of all, focus on the natural factors and the mostly non-professional reaction of the EU regulators (and the governments of some countries) on the problem, raised in the current year. The main reasons for the temporary shortage and the huge gas price jump in 2021

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