January 15, 2009

The Russian-Ukrainian Gas Mess

There is lots of coverage about the current pissing match between Russia and Ukraine over natural gas. For my part I am watching what it is doing to the global ammonia market. (Does the word "disaster" ring a bell?)

The problem with many of the stories is that they either refer to "Europe" or a specific country. As with everything, there is more to it. Some areas of Europe are being hit really hard and others are being inconvenienced.

The BBC posted a great map of the affected areas and how they are being affected. A good example of how graphics really help explain the story.

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