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2-Minute showers and a flotilla of gas shipments: Europe braces for winter

By Liz Alderman and Patricia Cohen

01 Nov 2022 · 6 min read

Editor's Note

Europe's efforts to wean itself off Russian gas are coming at a high cost to consumers, according to the New York Times. Not everyone is willing to make such sacrifices.

A flotilla of tankers carrying liquefied natural gas have been parked in a maritime traffic jam off the coast of Spain in recent days, waiting to unload their precious cargo for Europe’s power grid. In Finland, where sweltering sauna baths are a national pastime, the government is urging friends and families to take saunas together to save energy.

Both efforts are emblematic of the measures Europe is taking to increase energy supplies and conserve fuel before a winter without Russian gas.

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