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Residents of the Netherlands began to massively buy firewood due to rising gas prices

Residents of the Netherlands began to massively buy firewood due to rising gas prices

Firewood itself can become scarce. According to one of the suppliers, David Wunderink, the goods may be completely out of stock by the second half of the summer, while customers usually start placing orders only in September. At the same time, the price of wood has increased: in comparison with last year, it has risen in price by 50 euros.

Suppliers themselves are also experiencing problems: the transportation of goods from Eastern Europe has been significantly reduced due to anti-Russian sanctions, and the state forestry organization Staatsbosbeheer has decided not to use Dutch trees for firewood, as carbon dioxide is released when wood is burned.

The Netherlands ranks second in Europe in terms of gas prices. A cubic meter costs the inhabitants of the country 2.25 euros, which is three to four times more expensive than in other European countries, where a kilowatt-hour costs 30.5 euro cents.