¬†Europe has begun refilling depleted gas stores to shore up supply for the winter and guard against possible disruptions inflows from Russia, but a sky-high market means the move could cost some 40 billion euros more than at last year’s prices. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has put a huge question mark over the stability of supply for economies and consumers in the region with benchmark prices almost 300% higher compared with a year ago. Russia typically provides around 40% of the EU’s gas but is now retaliating against Europe’s sanctions – starting to curb supply and making it harder for member states to fill storage sites and ensure consumers can keep heating their homes this winter if Moscow’s gas taps turn […]