The gas price has been skyrocketing for many months. With the war in Ukraine the situation has further worsened, also thanks to a good dose of speculation and the Drought which dries up rivers which in fact “loosens river transport by increasing bottlenecks in ports, and exacerbates rail transport even more”, he explains The sun 24 hours. On Tuesday, August 16, the gas price on the square in Amsterdam touched i 246.50 euros per MWha figure disk since last March. Speaking in percentage terms, the increase on an annual basis is of 250%. What is worse is that according to the Russian giant Gazpromgas prices in Europe will increase by one more 60% in winterwhich is equivalent to 347 euros per MWh. In addition, too electricity it is increasingly difficult to sustain: “In Italy the average price calculated by Gse (electricity service manager) for Wednesday 17 August “- reports Il Sole 24 Ore -” is 537.99 euros to the MWh“.
A question of many is understanding come and face these increases, mostly unsustainable for a multitude of families, not to mention the companies that consume gas in industrial quantities. We have seen the effect: the expensive energy “has already led to closure of one of the largest foundry zinc in Europe “reports the newspaper directed by Fabio Tamburini. And obviously small and medium-sized enterprises are suffering even more. In Italy, the cases of historians have been at the forefront of the news Murano glassworks forced to close due to increases. The help by the Government there are, but they are not enough. If, as they say, the increase will suffer a further + 60%, it will be necessary to implement more incisive policies to tackle the problem. A hot potato which will pass to the new government which will take office after elections of the September 25th.