The European Union has begun to use gas reserves, which are usually stored until the peak of the winter period. On June 14, European storage facilities were filled by 52%, and then fell by 1 percentage point, Bloomberg reported, citing data from Gas Infrastructure Europe. The volume of gas in storage facilities decreased for the first time since mid-April. At the same time, storage occupancy remains at a level close to the average values for the past five years. Utilities are forced to use gas reserves due to a reduction in supplies from Russia: Gazprom has significantly reduced the flow through Nord Stream. The company explained this by the sanctions of Canada, which do not allow servicing equipment. In addition, this coincided with the shutdown of a large US plant for the production of liquefied natural gas, which also reduced the availability of fuel for the European Union. EU”. Even more news in the Kommersant Telegram channel. Leonid ….