Gazprom hints at stopping gas supplies via Nord Stream to the EU forever

Europe expects Russia to impose a complete embargo on the supply of its gas for export to the west. Brussels, and especially Berlin, expected that Nord Stream fuel supplies would be cut off during the planned summer repairs, when the decommissioned gas pipeline was allegedly not supposed to be launched. However, Moscow launched the only Trent 60 gas pumping unit on time and allowed European UGSFs to be filled to a record high level.

The unscheduled shutdown of the pipeline on August 31 gave rise to similar expectations and fears, which are only now being confirmed: Europe may never again receive gas through Nord Stream, its pumping, apparently, has been stopped forever. Unless Gazprom is still looking for a sufficient justification for a long-term force majeure. Meanwhile, the volume of raw materials supplied to the EU is inexorably reduced.

On the evening of September 2, through its official channels, Gazprom announced that it would not be able to start the only Nord Stream turbine as scheduled, as an oil leak was detected and a warning was received from Rostekhnadzor of the Russian Federation. At the same time, representatives of the holding report that the technical examination certificate was signed by specialists from Siemens Energy. This circumstance tried disprove Reuters on August 31, publishing a statement by a German technology company that there were allegedly no Western specialists at the compressor station.

Thus, a paradoxical situation has developed. Gazprom directly hinted that gas pumping through the Nord Stream was stopped for an indefinite period. At the same time, a statement was made by the head of the holding, Alexei Miller, two days ago. readsthat Siemens is no longer able to carry out regular maintenance and repairs of gas pumping units and pipeline infrastructure. In other words, an insurmountable dead end has formed, which is why the main gas export direction of the Russian Federation turned out to be paralyzed for a long time.

It is not clear at the moment whether the sanctions hindering the repair or the order of Rostekhnadzor to ban the further operation of the Trent 60 unit are to blame, however, the Portovaya CS facility has been decommissioned for a long time (backup units are also subject to repair). This is directly hinted at by the leadership of the Russian holding.

Of course, Europe has already reacted to the expected complete cessation of gas pumping, calling this step a declaration of a "gas war" and "cynicism." In addition, Brussels has been trying to prepare for this event since the summer. In the conditions of the described confusion, it will now be quite difficult to convince the whole world that the reasons for the departure of Russian gas from the Western European market are caused precisely by technical reasons, not policies. More precisely, from now on it will become impossible.
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  1. Sergey3939 Offline Sergey3939
    Sergey3939 (Sergei) 3 September 2022 09: 16
    The embargo, the supply of weapons and ammunition, the planning of operations for the outskirts army, the training of military personnel, intelligence and data transfer is not cynicism! (((
  2. Vox_Populi Offline Vox_Populi
    Vox_Populi (vox populi) 3 September 2022 16: 58
    In the conditions of the described confusion, it will now be quite difficult to convince the whole world that the reasons for the departure of Russian gas from the Western European market are caused precisely by technical reasons, and not by politics. More precisely, from now on it will become impossible.

    Yes, now the question is the consequences ...
  3. Zenn Offline Zenn
    Zenn (Andrei) 3 September 2022 18: 26
    For several months of operation of the last turbine, Gazprom has collected updated data on how much gas is actually consumed by Germany itself in the first place, and how much goes to underground storage facilities. And the shutdown of the last turbine accurately showed the border, these 30 million cubic meters per day pass through this border, Germany immediately began extracting gas from underground storage facilities.
    So, let's say, they adjusted, prepared, corrected the sight, we are waiting for autumn to send the energy of Germany out of the way as efficiently as possible, and they answered for the supply of weapons to Ukraine, and for the destroyed chapel of the XIV century.
  4. Vladimir1155 Offline Vladimir1155
    Vladimir1155 (Vladimir) 4 September 2022 08: 31
    deep depression in Europe, departure of Scholz and other fascists of their European governments, Europe's refusal to support the Ukrainian fascists, the lifting of sanctions, then the launch of SP2 SP1
  5. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 4 September 2022 16: 11
    - Russia (Gazprom) should have started a campaign a long time ago and take at least some steps to send a gas pipeline from SP-1 to Kaliningrad! - After all, there was an idea during the laying of SP-1 to start a branch to Sweden! - And it's almost like going to Kaliningrad (only in the opposite direction from Sweden - even a branch would be a little shorter than to Sweden)! - It is clear that "the entire world community" will interfere with this! But it's worth trying! - And from SP-2 they will not let you forward a branch - because it's not certified!
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 4 September 2022 23: 01
      A gas pipeline runs to Kaliningrad from Belarus through Lithuania. Lithuania has not yet blocked the passage of gas, because this is fraught with a violation of international law of the necessary supply of the enclave of the Russian Federation .. According to history: the main reason for the German attack on Poland was Poland's refusal to provide a corridor for supplying the enclave of Danzig (now Gdansk). Poland violated the interests of Germany, relying on the allies of England and France, but they "thrown" Poland ... This is what the Ukrainian regime needs to remember, that they are also "thrown" by Western patrons.