Russian gas is to flow again through the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline on Thursday after the planned maintenance is completed, the Reuters Agency said, citing two sources familiar with the plans. However, the amount of the raw material will be lower than the maximum capacity of the gas pipeline.
The Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline, which accounts for over a third of Russian gas exports to the European Union, was shut down on July 11 due to annual maintenance work. Earlier on Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing the words of the European Union Commissioner for Budget Johannes Hahn, that the European Commission assumes that Nord Stream 1 will not resume operation after a 10-day maintenance period.
Since when will the gas flow through Nord Stream 1?
Reuters sources, under the condition of anonymity, said, however, that the pipeline is expected to resume operation as planned next Thursday, but with a capacity lower than its maximum capacity – around 160 million m3 per day.
From mid-June this year. Gazprom reduced the amount of gas transmitted to the level of 40 percent, referring to the lack of a turbine, serviced in Canada. “Gazprom will return to levels seen before July 11,” one source said, referring to the amount of gas to be sent through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline from Thursday.
Canadian authorities, under pressure from the German government, decided to send the turbine by plane to German on Sunday, July 17. “If there are no problems with logistics and customs clearance, the turbine will arrive Russia after 5-7 days, “Reuters found. One source said it was unlikely that the turbine would be installed by July 21.
Gazprom and Nord Stream 1 did not respond on Tuesday to the Reuters Agency’s request for comment.
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