Can Europe Keep the Home Fires Burning?

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Headlines will tell you that Europe is in for a tough winter, with Vladimir Putin cutting off Russian natural gas exports at the onset of the heating-demand season.

But is this “crisis” overblown? Real Vision’s Senior Markets Editor Andreas Steno Larsen joins Maggie Lake to separate fact from the narrative when it comes to the European energy story – and to explain why he’s bearish on natural gas over the next three to four months.

“Europe is not going to freeze,” Andreas forecasts, “but they are stuck in a big mess this winter.” Andreas and Maggie also talk about the differences between the U.S. and the E.U. when it comes to growth as well as polarization and disinformation in the energy space and whether authorities have a plan (or even the power) to counter these problems.

“We need to look at what’s already priced in” when it comes to Europe, notes Andreas. That’s the key to how he’s trading energy right now. Recorded on September 8, 2022.

Originally Posted September 27, 2022

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