Anna Creti, France 24 guest at The Debate, Unsustainable recovery? Gas prices surge as global demand fuels energy crunch

Published on 14 October 2021

A coronavirus shut down the world economy. Now, will an energy crunch stop the recovery in its tracks? Europeans who scoffed at Britain’s post-Brexit shortage of fuel truckers are no longer laughing as they watch their natural gas bills go through the roof. And just as Covid-19 exposed how vulnerable humanity has become to taut global supply chains for such basics as pharmaceuticals and face masks, those same supply chains are now out of whack as the whole world puts in factory orders at the same time.