"Gazprom" Informs that another turbine has stopped working in "Nord Stream-1" due to renovations

The Russian gas company Gazprom announced today, Monday, the shutdown of another Siemens turbine, which is used at the Portovaya station of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline, due to repair work.

The Russian company, in a statement today, Monday, said that the operation of another turbine from Siemens was stopped, noting that deliveries through Nord Stream 1, starting from July 27, will not exceed 33 million cubic meters per day.

After the announcement, gas prices in Europe jumped by about 8% to $1,860 per thousand cubic meters.

Since mid-June, the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline (pipeline for pumping gas from Russia to Europe) has been operating at only 40% of its maximum capacity due to Canada’s non-return of gas turbines after repairs under the pretext of Canadian sanctions against Russia.

On July 9, after several requests from Germany, Canada decided to return the refurbished Siemens turbine. The European Commission stated that the return of Nord Stream 1 turbines by Canada does not violate EU sanctions against Russia, as it does not apply to gas transmission equipment.

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that if the turbines of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline were not returned to Russia, only 30 million cubic meters per day could be pumped along the route instead of 60 million cubic meters, and indicated that at the end of July, the next “turbine” would be sent for maintenance.

Source: RIA Novosti

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