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Three potential catalysts for lower European gas prices

A mild winter in the Northern Hemisphere, a substitution of gas for other fuels in electricity generation, and/or a rise in supply via Nord Stream 2 could all send European gas prices lower in the months ahead. But even if prices start to fall back soon, we still think they will remain elevated until at least Q2 2022.
Kieran Clancy Commodities Economist
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