Russia has exported record amounts of Natural gas to Europe over the last couple of years. If storage is full, this cannot go on the same way forever. Maybe a price drop could incite Europeans to use more gas. In any case, that’s a fun situation. Russia needs Europe like bread needs yeast. LNG exporters trying to get rid of the excess they have are driven by other considerations. They use Europe as a dump. The incentives are vastly different in each case.
Buying European natural gas in the summer to sell during winter is the most profitable it’s been for eight years — at least on paper. The trouble is there’s no room to store it.