This week’s chart of the week is a map that shows the extent to which oil and natural gas flow from Russia to Europe, and how Ukraine is a critical link in that process. In response to Russia bringing troops into Ukraine, the EU has halted the Nord Stream 2 pipeline which runs under the Baltic Sea from Russia to Germany. Together, oil and natural gas account for over 60% of Russia’s export, and over 30% of the country’s GDP.

Source: The Economist