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Russian gas company Gazprom has started this Wednesday a cut in the flow of gas supplied to Germany through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline that will last three days, justifying it with alleged maintenance reasons.
At 4.00 a.m. in Moscow (3.00 a.m. peninsular time in Spain) has started a cut in the gas supply through the pipeline that will last until next September 3, as reported by the Russian agency TASS.
Gazprom describes the suspension as necessary for preventive maintenance work at the reception point in the German Greifswald.
The Russian giant already explained on August 19 that the only pumping station that is still active will be temporarily halted and that, once the work is completed, gas flow will resume at a level of 33 million cubic meters per day.
This amount would be equivalent to 20 percent of the effective capacity. The pipeline can transport up to 167 million cubic meters per day, according to Bloomberg.
Germany is relying on this pipeline to meet domestic demand, after another alternative project, ‘Nord Stream 2’, was shelved due to the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine last February.