Well, the Russians stopped the gas supply to the Ukraine several days ago, and, therefore, to another countries connected to Ukraine's pipelines as well. I live in one of the afflicted countries. (Though I don't complain. It's fucking freezing nowadays here but we live in a house and have a furnace and heat with wood. The schools could be closed as well if the situation won't get fixed soon). If the situation won't get fixed soon, the citizens with no other possibility than gas-based heating could have really hard time, and cold, that is to say. All big factories using gas have been shut down already. Smaller factories are next on the slaughter line.
Well, the Ukrainians were reportedly stealing part of the gas being transited through their country; another issue is the price of gas:
Ukrainians, leaning towards west and NATO nowadays, have been buying gas from Russia for low prices until now (for around 170$ per 1000 cubic meters), because they were bond with Russia during USSR era, you know. But now, Russians are bitching: "You want to go with the west, have such prices then, motherfuckers", and are demanding anything up to 400$ per 1000 cubic meters (which is price for european countries, acutally). Well, they are leading proceedings, but no agreement were done yet.. so gas doesn't flow in meanwhile.
Another fucked-up situation rose in my country. There are power plants using gas to make electricity, but there's no constant gas supply anymore. So that's the problem. There's a threat of imminent blackout, if something wasn't done. And our government decided to work out an interesting solution. Well, when we were being accepted into EU, one of the requirements were to shut down one of our two nuclear plants. So be it. But now, they want to revive that nuclear plant temporarily so we would have enough electricity during gas crisis. EU commissars and that fuckheads are of course bitching and threatening us, but it seems to gonna happen..