Fortune: Drought has sent a Rhine River chokepoint to a historic low for this time of year and threatens shipping of critical fuel supplies

Water levels at a chokepoint on the Rhine have fallen to a seasonal low, hampering shipments of diesel inland from Europe’s oil-trading hub.

Europe’s busiest commercial waterway is being closely watched after dryness last summer left it effectively unnavigable. As well as moving fuels like diesel and heating oil inland, the Rhine also handles coal, chemicals and metals.



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