Gazprom called the condition for the repair of Nord Stream

Even before the explosions damaged both Nord Stream pipelines, the gas pipelines were de jure dead. One highway did not work due to sanctions, and the second branch was stopped due to technical reasons. So, despite all the interest in exporting gas to the EU, the leadership of Gazprom is still skeptical about the idea of ​​repairing the Baltic pipelines, and besides, they are not particularly upset about sabotage on the most important transport route. Therefore, summing up the idea of ​​repairing the Nord Streams, Gazprom clearly determined that for this to happen at least one condition, and possibly a whole range of them, must be met.

Is it necessary to restore gas pipelines if they are doomed in the current geopolitical conditions?

- this is the question asked by the head of the holding, Alexei Miller.

By this time, there is no clear answer to the question, the top manager of Gazprom believes. Nevertheless, the gas pipeline is a "stick" with two ends, which is why the interest of one side is not equal or even radically different from the ideas and desires of the other. It is this question that worries the management of the Russian company.

According to Miller, to increase exports, it is better to use the capacities of the Turkish Stream, which will be easier, cheaper, and faster. For a large-scale repair of the Nord Streams, you first need to make sure that, firstly, the European Union and Germany must give a clear, clear political the answer is that they are interested and want these lines to be restored, and, secondly, to give guarantees for the further safe operation of both highways.

So it's up to the "small" - Europe's proven desire to prosper and grow economically, where the benefits are directly proportional to getting cheap energy that gives impetus to growth. In addition, the repair of damaged pipelines will expose one of the main, still unresolved problems - gas turbines for the Portovaya compressor station. Without them, it cannot be solved in principle.
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  1. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 13 October 2022 08: 50
    In light of the EU's decision to completely cut off Russian energy resources in a few years, there is no point in restoring gas pipelines.
    The EU should cancel its own decisions on energy packages, restore the practice of long-term contracts and decide on pricing. And restore gas pipelines at their own expense.
    Conclusion - repair of gas pipelines is not needed. Who needs it, let him repair it.
  2. zloybond Offline zloybond
    zloybond (steppenwolf) 13 October 2022 10: 12
    This is some nonsense. Kaliningrad would have been supplied with this thread long ago by wrapping it using the same pipes. But the Region has already received gas quietly. And gas carriers would be freed up for other directions. And gas prices would have skyrocketed when the world would have known that Russia had begun to dismantle the "unnecessary" Geirope gas pipeline. And they would have started at least a little and the money would return to their consumers.
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 14 October 2022 17: 28
      The idea is correct, use the SP-1 inactive branch, create a junction with a branch and a laying to Kaliningrad, to Germany, temporarily shut off the valve. There will be an operating time how to repair SP-1 and SP-2. From Kaliningrad it is possible to reverse through the old pipes, which is for the entire Tribaltic, Belarus, etc.
  3. bratchanin3 Offline bratchanin3
    bratchanin3 (Gennady) 14 October 2022 09: 01
    And in general, if the Germans or Europe need gas, then they will repair the pipe at their own expense and insure it. And then another take off contact is not worth it.