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Europe & Russia Consumption

August 2018

The recent heatwave has boosted gas demand in Europe, but this will not prevent declines in the region’s consumption in Q3.

The severe heatwave that hit Europe in July and the first half of August pushed up demand for power. At the same time, some nuclear reactors in countries such as France and Germany were forced to shut temporarily as a result of the temperature of sea and river water, which is used for cooling, being too high. The combination of high demand and limited supply...