Eurostoxx futures have slumped in early Asian trade as weekend news of the shutting of the gas pipeline from Ruzzia to Europe has ignited the energy crisis. This was done under the pretense of “a routine maintenance check”, which sounds as real as “accidentally thrown out a third story window”.
From The Guardian:
Gazprom, the Russian state-owned gas monopoly supplier, on Friday afternoon announced that during a routine maintenance check an oil leak had been discovered in the main gas turbines at compressors on the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline, which takes gas from Siberia into northern Germany via the Baltic Sea. Gazprom said the leak would take an indefinite amount of time to fix, after innumerable other unusually prolonged breaks for maintenance.