Russia suspends operation of major gas pipeline to Europe — RT Business News

Russian gas flow via Nord Stream 1 has been suspended due to planned maintenance work

The flow of Russian gas to Germany via the Nord Stream Baltic Sea gas pipeline has been suspended.

Operator Nord Stream AG said it would be closed for 10 days from Monday for routine maintenance work. During this time, all gas flows through the pipeline will stop.

The operator stressed that the stop had been previously agreed with all partners.

Last month, the Russian energy giant cut gas volumes delivered to Germany via the pipeline by 60% due to operational difficulties, caused by the failure to return a serviced turbine from Canada on time. . However, German Economy Minister Robert Habeck argued that he was « a political decision.”

In recent years, the shortage of supply linked to maintenance via Nord Stream has been compensated by an increase in flows passing through Ukraine or Poland. However, various officials and industry representatives have told the FT they fear Russia will do so this time around, leaving the continent facing gas shortages.

Nord Stream AG, majority-owned by Gazprom, insists that maintenance information has been disclosed appropriately in accordance with EU regulations on wholesale energy market integrity and transparency.

« The schedule of maintenance activities has been closely coordinated with Nord Stream’s upstream and downstream partners », he added.

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