Gazprom confirms halt to gas supplies to Shell, Danish energy company

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Russia’s state-owned energy giant Gazprom says it has halted the supply of gas to Danish utility Ørsted and Shell Energy Europe, as expected. Gazprom confirmed the supply stop in a statement on its website. The move comes a day after Gazprom said Ørsted and Shell had refused to pay their invoices in roubles as demanded by Moscow. Gazprom made reference to the decree by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who had said all countries the Kremlin deemed “unfriendly” had to pay for energy in the Russian currency as of April, as a way to help prop up the rouble. Otherwise, deliveries would stop. The s…

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