Russia to shut down Nord Stream completely in 10 days

From July 11 to July 21, Russia will completely stop Nord Stream. The gas pipeline along the bottom of the Baltic Sea will be closed for scheduled repairs previously agreed with Gazprom's European partners.

Nord Stream AG will temporarily shut down both strings of the Nord Stream gas pipeline for scheduled preventive maintenance

- said in a press release from the project operator.

The purpose of the event is, in particular, to test the automated systems and mechanical components of the facility, which will ensure further reliable and safe operation of the pipeline.

The day before, the Russian gas corporation noted that the volume of gas supplied through the Nord Stream was reduced due to the lack of a pumping turbine from Siemens. It was sent to Canada for scheduled repairs, but due to anti-Russian sanctions, Moscow was unable to get the unit back. For this reason, the capacity of the gas pipeline at the Portovaya compressor station was reduced from 167 to 67 million cubic meters of blue fuel per day.

Meanwhile, if the issue with the return of the turbine from Canada is resolved, Nord Stream can operate at full capacity as early as August. If Berlin and Ottawa fail to agree, supplies along this line of the gas route may eventually completely stop. This point of view was expressed in an interview with RIA News Ronald Smith, Senior Analyst at BCS Global Markets.
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  1. k7k8 Offline k7k8
    k7k8 (vic) 1 July 2022 18: 04
    And then forget to turn it on
    1. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
      Observer2014 1 July 2022 20: 12
      And then forget to turn it on

      yes Yes! What to do if life is boring!
    2. bonifacius Offline bonifacius
      bonifacius (Alex) 3 July 2022 23: 29
      Why "forget"? It's just that according to the results of maintenance, there may be a need to replace some equipment that is under their sanctions. Here it is to order. And wait for this sanctioned equipment to be delivered to Rosstu (preferably through Lithuania-Latvia-Estonia).
  2. amon Offline amon
    amon (Amon Amon) 2 July 2022 01: 55
    No, no, let Siemens repair the turbine better, until next 2024, bypassing 2023, as they say, reliability is above all, by the way, we are not in a hurry, we have gas!
    1. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
      Ulysses (Alexey) 2 July 2022 23: 03
      as they say, reliability is above all, by the way, we are not in a hurry, we have gas!

      I agree.

      An adequate business partner should return.
  3. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
    Ulysses (Alexey) 2 July 2022 22: 59
    And send the turbine to Canada for repairs.

    Repair, repair... smile
    1. Gadley Offline Gadley
      Gadley 3 July 2022 02: 51
      Correct quality and not quantity first of all
    2. Homeless Offline Homeless
      Homeless (Vladimir) 3 July 2022 11: 45
      laughing This is the most correct and correct decision, let Germany for well ... Canada pulls