ZeroHedge— Putin Blasts Accusations Russia Is Weaponizing Natural Gas As "Politically Motivated Blather" In Wednesday remarks aimed at Western press, President Vladimir Putin shot down accusations that Russia weaponizing its supplies of natural gas in order to pressure German regulators to quickly approve switching on the taps for the recently completed Nord Stream 2 pipeline. He dismissed recent reports accusing the Kremlin of withholding gas supplies to Europe as "politically motivated...
CNBC—Putin says Russia is not using gas as a weapon, claims U.S. added to energy crisis. Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that his country is not using energy as a weapon against Europe.
www.marketwatch.com—Futures Movers: Natural-gas futures retreat as Putin says Russia will boost supplies to Europe. Natural-gas futures pull back after Russian President Vladimir Putin says the country will meet its obligations to Europe and help stabilize the market.
CNN—Vladimir Putin says Russia is not using energy as a weapon. President Vladimir Putin has rejected accusations that Russia is deliberately driving natural gas prices higher in Europe by withholding exports.