Russia looks ready to resume deliveries of natural gas to Europe through the pipeline tomorrow, Saturday Nord Streamafter a short three-day maintenance, according to data released today by the natural gas pipeline operator.
The Russian energy giant Gazprom is expected to resume natural gas deliveries through Nord Stream 1 to Germany on Saturday, two imgs familiar with Gazprom’s plans said today, the Athens News Agency reported.
Nord Stream 1, which runs under the Baltic Sea to supply Germany and other countries, was operating at 20 percent of its capacity even before its flow was interrupted for three days this week. Deliveries are expected to start tomorrow, at 04.00 Greek time.
“Provisions will proceed” as scheduledone of the imgs told Reuters.
Moscow blames sanctions, imposed by the West after Russian troops were sent to Ukraine in February, to hinder routine operations and maintenance of Nord Stream 1. Brussels says this is a pretext and the Russia uses it natural gas as an economic weapon.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov raised fresh concerns today, saying there could be more disruptions to deliveries via Nord Stream 1.
Source: News Beast