中国石化新闻网讯 据俄罗斯油气网9月14日莫斯科报道， 交易数据显示，欧洲市场天然气价格再创新高，超过730美元/千立方米。
李峻 编译自 俄罗斯油气网
European gas prices hit another record high on low supply
The price of natural gas in the European market has set yet another record, exceeding $730 per thousand m3, trading data shows.
The commodity now costs 5 times its 2020 price, RT analysed.
The price of October gas futures at the launch of the Monday trading session was $713.10 per thousand m3, jumping to $728.20 by 7:30 GMT and quickly reaching $730.10 a little after that, the Dutch TTF index shows.
The previous gas price record on the European market was set last Friday, when it reached $710 per thousand m3 by the end of the trading day.
In household terms, this means the fossil fuel’s price now edges toward $60 per megawatt-hour, having increased 5-fold since last year.
Gas prices have surged largely because the European market is severely short-supplied at the moment, with storage levels well below their 5-year average.
This is coupled with increased demand amid the post-pandemic recovery and a recent drop in deliveries from its key supply sources, including Russia, partly as a result of lower flows through Ukraine.
Experts say the worst is yet to come, as demand for natural gas at this time of year is still low.
According to a Bloomberg analysis, Europe is headed for a very difficult winter, with prices likely to hit unprecedented highs in the near future.