The preparations show the far-reaching impact of Moscow’s move to transform Europe’s dependence on Russian energy supplies into a weapon of economic war. Emergency measures are now on the table after Russian energy giant Gazprom PJSC said Friday it would indefinitely stop natural gas deliveries through the Nord Stream gas pipeline, Russia’s main artery for delivering the fuel to Europe, pushing the continent closer to gas rationing as winter approaches. Sweden and Finland on Friday said they would offer funding support to regional electricity producers, saying that Gazprom’s move threatened the region’s power market and its broader financial stability. The European Union is preparing plans to restructure the market to ease some of the pain.
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