The transmission of gas through Nord Stream from Russia to Europe was interrupted

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The transmission of gas
  • Europe trying to fill gas storage before winter
  • Even before maintenance, pipeline flows were reduced
  • Nord Stream 1 flows now at pre-maintenance levels
  • EU accuses Russia of ‘blackmail’, Moscow blames sanctions

The transmission of gas: This was flagged, flows will be halted through to September 3. Gazprom said its due to maintenance and scheduled preventive work.

Gas intake by Germany along this route has almost completely stopped.

This was flagged, flows will be halted through to September 3. Gazprom said its due to maintenance and scheduled preventive work. Gas intake by Germany along this route has almost completely stopped. For the next 3 days the only route for Russian gas supplies to the countries of Western and Central Europe will be the transit line through Ukraine.

For the next 3 days the only route for Russian gas supplies to the countries of Western and Central Europe will be the transit line through Ukraine.

FRANKFURT/LONDON, July 21 (Reuters) – Russia resumed pumping gas via its biggest pipeline to Europe on Thursday after a 10-day outage, allaying some of Europe’s immediate supply fears but not enough to end the threat of rationing to cope with potential winter shortages.

Supplies via Nord Stream 1, which runs under the Baltic Sea to Germany, were halted for maintenance on July 11 but, even before that outage, flows had been cut to 40% of the pipeline’s capacity in a dispute sparked by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The transmission of gas

Thursday’s flows were back at that 40% capacity level, Nord Stream figures showed, a day after Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that supplies could be cut further or even stop.

The resumption of Nord Stream supplies at levels that remain well below the pipeline’s capacity means Germany, which is particularly reliant on Russian fuel, and other European economies are still struggling to find enough gas for winter.

The transmission of gas

“In view of the missing 60% and the political instability, there is no reason yet to give the all-clear,” German network regulator president Klaus Mueller wrote on Twitter.

Gas flows via other pipeline routes, such as Ukraine, have also fallen since Russia invaded its neighbour in February, in what Moscow calls a “special military operation”.

Germany and several other states have already activated the first stages of emergency plans that in some cases could lead to rationing. Greece said on Thursday it would implement rotating power cuts as a last resort if necessary.

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