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Nord Stream maintenance "technically incomprehensible" - WELT

Nord Stream maintenance “technically incomprehensible” – WELT

DrThe Federal Network Agency considers the renewed maintenance of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline announced by Gazprom to be baseless. “Even this maintenance outage is technically incomprehensible to us,” said the head of the network agency, Klaus Muller, on Tuesday after a conversation with the state government of Lower Saxony. He considers that all previous arguments that were due to Siemens Energy’s turbines are wrong. Experience shows that Russia “made a political decision after all the so-called maintenance.” “We won’t know until the beginning of September whether Russia will do it again,” he said. Perhaps only the Russian president knows this at once.”

Russia’s state-owned Gazprom announced last week that gas supplies through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline on the Baltic Sea would be halted from August 31 to September 2. In the three days, the only working turbines at the Portovaya compressor station had to be checked and repaired. This should be done in cooperation with specialists from Siemens Energy. After that, 33 million cubic meters of natural gas must be delivered per day. This corresponds to 20 percent of the maximum daily production to which Russia reduced deliveries a few weeks ago.

Early in July, Gazprom stopped supplying gas via Nord Stream 1 for several days, citing maintenance work as the reason.

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