“An oil producer’s oil embargo and the Iranian revolution in 1979 caused blackouts and long queues in petrol stations in the West. At the peak of that crisis in 1982, people in the UK paid 9.3% of their income on energy.” That was bad. The current energy crisis in Europe is worse. Forget showering, it’s eat or heat for shocked Europeans hit by energy crisis. “To blame for the increase is the soaring price of wholesale natural gas triggered by Russia’s war in Ukraine, which is driving up consumer prices and roiling economies across Europe that rely on the fuel for heating homes and generating electricity.” Britain to see 80% spike in energy bills as crisis deepens.

+ Meanwhile, a Russian plant is burning off about $10 million worth of natural gas a day.