Gazprom announces probable long downtime of Nord Stream pipeline

For the third day in the EU, they have been in the mode of forced “exercises” on how to do without gas from Russia, as close as possible to “combat exercises”. The Nord Stream gas pipeline has been stopped, its fate has been decided only formally, the turbine is located in Canada, and nothing is known about its future. Political the solution is just the tip of the iceberg of bureaucratic speculation and approvals. The operator and owners of the gas pipeline from Russia do not participate in the return of the unit.

Gazprom speaks directly about this. The holding's official Telegram channel published a statement stating that the company does not have any documents confirming permission to export gas compressor turbines outside of Canada. That is why the energy monopoly makes a direct announcement about a possible long downtime of the Nord Stream pipeline.

In this case, it is impossible to draw an objective conclusion about the further development of the situation with the operation of the Portovaya compressor station, which is critical for Nord Stream

- said in a public message of the holding.

Such a message will only add skepticism and negative expectations for Europe. Now the EU will be sure that the gas pipeline will not be launched on July 22. Against the backdrop of such expectations, there are speculations that the turbine has supposedly already been sent to Germany. This, in particular, writes the Canadian edition of The Globe and Mail. But, most likely, the data is not true.

In any case, Gazprom played it safe and issued a warning. The lack of permits, as well as the gas equipment itself, gives it the full right not to start the gas pipeline after passing scheduled maintenance. The commissioning time of a repaired unit would still exceed the scope of the planned pipe maintenance, even if the turbine were returned right now.

Most likely, this was what Gazprom had in mind when talking about documents that, frankly speaking, should not be in the possession of a party that is not a participant in the behind-the-scenes negotiations between Germany and Canada. All permits and contracts, if they exist, will be with the German side. However, Gazprom did not miss the opportunity, under such a pretext, to "delight" customers in the EU that their biggest fears were confirmed.

As they say in this case, the ball is on the side of the enemy, the Russian company is in the position of a passive, waiting, dependent contractor. The guarantee of providing the EU with gas is now entirely in the hands of the Europeans themselves.
  • Used photographs: JSC "Gazprom"
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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 14 July 2022 09: 11
    The West is waging war against Russia, I hope no one will argue with this. But why is Russia itself financing the West so that it wages war against Russia? Or do oil and gas supplies to their enemies not affect the war? This is, like, trade, this is different. Cooks and taxi drivers understand that by allowing the export of grain, Russia is helping Ukraine pay for the supplied weapons! As Putin says:

    We haven't started yet!?
    1. Colonel Kudasov Offline Colonel Kudasov
      Colonel Kudasov (Leopold) 14 July 2022 17: 36
      It can be assumed that the West, in the event of a cessation of gas and oil supplies from Russia to Europe, as if on “legal grounds,” will confiscate the Russian accounts so far arrested and, at their expense, will try to solve their own and Ukrainian problems. There is a kind of struggle of nerves
    2. Elk Offline Elk
      Elk (Elk) 14 July 2022 18: 32
      Ukraine does not own grain, all agricultural holdings in Ukraine belong to other countries.
    3. hello Offline hello
      hello (LEO St) 15 July 2022 06: 40
      There comes a time when wars end, perhaps this year. But the market will exist for another 100 years, and you cannot give up a permanent market because of a short armed conflict.
  2. a67 Offline a67
    a67 (Alex) 14 July 2022 11: 11
    Russia sells gas to Europe, with the help of this gas Europe produces weapons that kill Russians every day - not to understand this - to be an obvious moron ... or a complete cynic ...
    1. Marshal Zhukov Offline Marshal Zhukov
      Marshal Zhukov (Marshal Zhukov) 14 July 2022 11: 30
      Well, you know better.
      1. a67 Offline a67
        a67 (Alex) 14 July 2022 15: 23
        Quote: Marshal Zhukov
        Well, you know better.

        Will you be one of the first, or the second? However, there isn't much difference...
  3. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 14 July 2022 21: 36
    I recommend reading the article.

    On this site (Geoenergy), every article is gold. Much becomes clear. So it is necessary to read not only one article.
    Deliveries to Europe will decline, and the shutdown of SP-1 fits into this. It's just that the time hasn't come yet.
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  5. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 15 July 2022 10: 35
    Russia urgently needs to increase domestic gas consumption so that there is something to do with it later. By the way, former Russian Germans can move back to Russia. They are guaranteed warmth, inexpensive food, work, daily hot showers and our hospitality.
    1. Alexander Dutov Offline Alexander Dutov
      Alexander Dutov (Alexander Dutov) 18 July 2022 17: 44
      And so they go: almost 2 dozen families returned to our province ... Including a classmate who said, like, they will tell us how to raise children ...
  6. cooper Offline cooper
    cooper (Alexander) 15 July 2022 22: 20
    To deprive the hostile Europe that has flown off the coils of Russian gas. And let them bend.
  7. Vladimir Besfamilny (Vladimir Besfamilny) 16 July 2022 14: 53
    Everything is clear, of course, one question remains, but how many billions have been spent on Nord Stream 2, if the first one also has to be stopped?
  8. Alexander Dutov Offline Alexander Dutov
    Alexander Dutov (Alexander Dutov) 18 July 2022 17: 48
    Either inadequate clowning is contagious, or Ze, Biden, and the Europeans accept the same "wheels" ...
  9. amon Offline amon
    amon (Amon Amon) 19 July 2022 22: 42
    God still exists, and finally, all the Satanic offspring will die and freeze to death, along with idiots from Ukraine!