Russian gas via Nord Stream falls to less than 20% of capacity
German gas transmission operator Gascade says the daily Russian gas deliveries via Nord Stream decreased to 1.28 million cubic meters per hour on Wednesday.
The Russian gas deliveries via the Nord Stream pipeline fell to 20% of their capacity and reached 1.3 million cubic meters per hour from 07:00 GMT on Wednesday, operator Nord Stream AG confirmed.
According to the operator, the decrease in deliveries is due to the withdrawal of another Siemens turbine.
Earlier in the day, the data of the German gas transmission operator Gascade showed that gas deliveries decreased to 1.28 million cubic meters per hour.
The reduction in gas deliveries occurred from 07:00-08:00 GMT. During this period, 1.3 million cubic meters were delivered via Nord Stream, which is two times lower compared to Tuesday.
Gascade highlighted that the daily gas deliveries dropped to 31 million cubic meters or a little more than 18% of the pipeline's capacity.
It is noteworthy that on Monday, Russian gas giant Gazprom announced the suspension of operation of another Siemens gas turbine engine at the Portovaya compressor station due to routine maintenance in accordance with the instructions of the Russian Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision Service and taking into account the technical condition of the engine.
The Portovaya station's daily capacity will now be up to 33 million cubic meters.
On July 11, Nord Stream 1 was shut down for routine maintenance for 10 days.
In June, Gazprom had reduced the flow of gas arriving in Germany via Nord Stream 1 by 40%, on the grounds that Siemens turbines being repaired in Canada were missing from the company to be able to operate the gas pipeline at its full capacity.
At the beginning of July, Canada indicated that it was going to return to Germany a Siemens turbine being repaired in the country and intended for North Stream.
On July 18, the turbine was shipped by plane to Germany, information that has not been confirmed by the German authorities or by Siemens Energy.