Electricity prices climb in Sweden as Russian gas pipeline goes offline

Blackouts in 2013 in Sweden lasted longer and hit nearly 200,000 households.(iStock)
Power prices have gone up more in the South of Sweden than the North. (iStock)
  • Energy prices climbed again in parts of Sweden in recent days, owing in part to uncertainty over a major Russian gas pipeline to Europe, as well as low and varying supplies of other energy sources like hydro, wind and nuclear.
  • Electricity prices in the south of Sweden peaked at 4.9 kronor per kilowatt hour on Monday, and that’s not counting taxes, fees and charges.
  • Emma Borgström, the sales manager at energy supplier Eon, says the war in Ukraine is the biggest factor pushing energy prices up.
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For more on how the war in Ukraine is affecting energy prices in Sweden, listen to Radio Sweden’s full report.

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