Nord Stream not working properly - German authorities

On July 21, after a 10-day maintenance period, the Nord Stream pipeline resumed its operation and natural gas from Russia began to flow back to Germany through it. At the same time, the German authorities have already managed to declare that the gas pipeline is not functioning properly.

The German Federal Grid Agency (BNetzA) informed the public that Nord Stream has started working again, but at insufficient capacity, which is only 40% of the planned one.

If Russian gas supplies via Nord Stream remain at such a low level, then the 90% storage capacity filling level by November is unlikely to be achievable without additional measures

BNetzA said, specifying that now the country's UGS facilities are 65,1% full.

The German regulator added that insufficient capacity also affects the supply of blue fuel to other European countries. At the same time, gas supplies to Germany are stable and their safety is still guaranteed. But the regulator does not exclude the possibility of worsening the situation due to the tense situation.

We remind you that in the first hour of the gas day, the pumping amounted to a little more than 2 million cubic meters. m of gas, according to the operators of the Opal and NEL gas pipelines, which are land extensions of the Nord Stream, laid along the bottom of the Baltic Sea. During these days, the volume of energy raw materials transported through Nord Stream is unlikely to exceed 67 million cubic meters. m of gas.

Note that Nord Stream has been operating at this capacity since the second half of June. Then Gazprom reduced pumping from 167 million cubic meters. m per day to the indicated values ​​due to a Siemens gas compressor unit (GCU) that was sent for repair in Canada, which fell under sanctions, stuck in Canada. It is assumed that the indicated GPU should be brought to Russia on July 24 for installation at the Portovaya compressor station serving the gas pipeline.
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  1. sat2004 Offline sat2004
    sat2004 21 July 2022 20: 03
    This is not German genocide. Russia under sanctions however. Maybe the wrong country in the sanctions, maybe it was necessary for America and England. Again, bad geography. East is a delicate matter.
  2. Enoch Offline Enoch
    Enoch (Enoch) 21 July 2022 20: 55
    Tell this to Chubais, he will help - the gray cardinal, however.
  3. GIS Offline GIS
    GIS (Ildus) 22 July 2022 06: 58
    I just don’t understand why the government of the Russian Federation (it’s understandable with businessmen - they have money and nothing personal. These are not Chinese - our pride is sold for places on the Cote d'Azur) cannot demand a gas exchange to stop the supply of weapons to Ukraine from the EU. by clicking on the eggs of Germany, at least get non-interference from the EU countries, and there will only be Britons and the United States left. And they will throw an embargo on oil and everything else that is critical for their livelihood. why is that?