Gas prices in Europe took a dive on Wednesday as faulty data suggested that Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline had started flowing. In a digital age that is rather reliant on all sorts of data, commodity pricing can be at the mercy of data accuracy. That data failed the nat gas market on Wednesday, when Germany’s natural gas infrastructure operator Gascade erroneously reported data that suggested gas had already started flowing from the highly contentious Nord Stream 2 pipeline. Construction on Nord Stream is indeed nearing completion, but gas has not started flowing. Gascade confirmed the error on Wednesday, saying that gas is not yet flowing in the pipeline that will run from Russia to Germany. Russia insists that gas will be flowing through the pipeline by the end of this year. According to data from the ICE London stock exchange cited by Sputnik, the price drop began […]