EXPLAINER: Fears of a natural gas emergency stalk Europe


              FILE - Solar panels are installed at a floating photovoltaic plant on a lake in Haltern, Germany, Friday, April 1, 2022. It's not a summer heat wave that's making European leaders and businesses sweat. It's fear that Russia's manipulation of natural gas supplies will lead to an economic and political crisis next winter. Or, in the worst case, even sooner. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
            
              FILE - The coal-fired Uniper power plant Scholven steams behind a shut down coal mine in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Friday, Nov. 5, 2021. It's not a summer heat wave that's making European leaders and businesses sweat. It's fear that Russia's manipulation of natural gas supplies will lead to an economic and political crisis next winter. Or, in the worst case, even sooner. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
            
              FILE - A man works at MAP, a factory operating in design, manufacture and installation of steel structures for civil and industrial use, in Corsico, near Milan, Italy, Thursday, May 12, 2022. It's not a summer heat wave that's making European leaders and businesses sweat. It's fear that Russia's manipulation of natural gas supplies will lead to an economic and political crisis next winter. Or, in the worst case, even sooner. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)
            
              FILE - Wind turbines are pictured at a wind park for renewables to fight climate change and become independent from fossil fuels in Marsberg, Germany, Wednesday, June 15, 2022. It's not a summer heat wave that's making European leaders and businesses sweat. It's fear that Russia's manipulation of natural gas supplies will lead to an economic and political crisis next winter. Or, in the worst case, even sooner. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
            
              FILE - From left, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, French President Emmanuel Macron, and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz stand together before entering the Mariyinsky Palace in Kyiv, Ukraine, Thursday, June 16, 2022. It's not a summer heat wave that's making European leaders and businesses sweat. It's fear that Russia's manipulation of natural gas supplies will lead to an economic and political crisis next winter. Or, in the worst case, even sooner. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)
            
              FILE - People build a model of the business tower Lakhta Centre, at the headquarters of Russian gas monopoly Gazprom, filling the frame with stones, in St. Petersburg, Russia, Thursday, June 9, 2022. It's not a summer heat wave that's making European leaders and businesses sweat. It's fear that Russia's manipulation of natural gas supplies will lead to an economic and political crisis next winter. Or, in the worst case, even sooner. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File)
EXPLAINER: Fears of a natural gas emergency stalk Europe