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Russia reduces gas shipments via "Nord Stream" to Germany

Russia reduces gas shipments via “Nord Stream” to Germany

The Russian group said in a statement posted on “Telegram”: “Gas shipments by pipeline cannot be guaranteed Nord Stream Except with a quantity of 100 million cubic meters of gas per day, instead of 167 million cubic meters per day as was planned,” according to Agence France-Presse.

She explained that among the reasons, “the lack of compressors from the company SiemensAt present, only 3 gas compressor units can be used at the Portovaya compressor station, near Vyborg (northwest Russia), where the Nord Stream line is being supplied.“.

fell back Russian gas exports To Europe since the start of sanctions against Moscow, due to its military intervention in Ukraine.

company suspendedGazpromGas delivered to many European customers who refused to pay in rubles.

Moscow demanded that customers from “unfriendly countries” – including the member states of the European Union – pay for gas withrubleunder pain of depriving them of supplies, in response to the sanctions imposed by the European Union against the background of the Russian military operation in Ukrainelaunched since February 24, despite the contracts concluded that provide for payment in euros or dollars.

A number of European customers refused to pay withRussian currency.

The pipeline supplies Germany with Russian gas via the Baltic Sea and has been in service since 2012. One of its godfathers is former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder..

The second gas pipeline for this system, “Nord Stream 2”, raises controversy in Europe, as its construction was completed, but it was waiting for the approval of the German regulatory authority to start operating it, before the Russian attack on Ukraine led to its halt..

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