Gas prices skyrocket as Putin plays 'game' by 'turning screw' on EU's energy market

But there is one silver lining: the UK’s gas imports from Russia are marginal.

The energy expert told “At the moment half of our gas comes from our own North Sea operations, so we’re in quite a healthy position with that.

“Then we have some good relations with Norway and a strong market with Norway, which is a safe neighbour to trade with.

“But at the margin, we get gas from Russia and we know the games that they’re playing geopolitically with gas supplies, and that’s what’s turning the screw on wholesale gas prices across the whole of Europe.”