Russia is again drastically reducing the supply of gas to Europe

The Russian gas giant Gazprom announced that from Wednesday it will drastically reduce, to 33 million cubic meters per day, deliveries of Russian gas to Europe via the North Stream gas pipeline, citing the need for regular maintenance of one turbine as the reason.

„The production capacity of the Portovaya compressor station will exceed 33 million cubic meters on July 27 at 7:00 a.m. (6:00 a.m. CET),“ Gazprom announced on its Telegram account.

This is about 20 percent of the total capacity of the gas pipeline, and until now deliveries were 40 percent of capacity and have already been reduced.

The northern stream one was interrupted for ten days while the regular annual overhaul was carried out, after which it was operational. Previously, there was a reduction in deliveries due to non-arrival of parts for a turbine that was undergoing repairs in Canada.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Russia is not interested in completely cutting off gas supplies to European countries, but that could change if the EU continues to impose sanctions on Moscow.

Commenting on the statement of the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, that after the reduction of gas supplies from Russia, Europe should prepare for a complete suspension of the flow of that energy, Peskov told reporters that „Russia is not interested in that“, reported the Russian agency TASS.

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