Highlights Ukraine promised energy transition funds, EU sanctions muscle Platts Analytics expects commercial gas supplies to flow in October US remains opposed, will enforce sanctions on ‘case-by-case’ basis The US and Germany have agreed to a number of measures to protect Ukraine’s energy security and block any attempts by Russia to “use energy as a weapon” once the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline starts up, the State Department said July 21. A joint statement issued by both countries contains funding commitments to reduce Ukraine’s reliance on Russian energy imports and advance its energy transition; threats of European sanctions should Moscow try to cut off supply to Ukraine; and a promise to help Kyiv negotiate an extension of its five-year gas transit deal. The agreement was hammered out after talks last week between US President Joe […]