Europe Gas Crunch

FILE - A worker at a Ukrainian gas station Volovets in western Ukraine Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. Europe's natural gas woes are far from over in Jan. 2022. Prices are high. Underground reserves that are relied on in cold weather are low. Russia's state-owned Gazprom isn't selling as much spot gas as it used to. The pipeline operators have told the European Union's executive commission that if there's a cold winter, the continent's gas companies will need to import more than they have in the past.