Russia has to stop gas supply through Nord Stream

After a three-day shutdown, Russia is unable to restart the Nord Stream-1 gas pipeline from Saturday. The country’s state energy company Gazprom said the situation was caused by an oil leak from one of the pipeline’s turbines. Now gas supply through this pipeline will be stopped indefinitely. BBC news
Gazprom had announced the closure of the pipeline for the past three days for maintenance work. It was supposed to open from Saturday after work.

The gas pipeline runs from the coast of St. Petersburg, Russia, to northeastern Germany. 1,700,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 cubic meters of gas per day was supplied through this pipeline. The company that owns and operates this pipeline is Nord Stream AG. Gazprom is one of the shareholders here.

Gazprom says a fault has occurred at the Portavaya compressor station. Personnel from Siemens, the German company that oversees the turbine, visited the site. They say that oil leakage from the original engine can be stopped only by taking it to a specialized factory.

In July, Gazprom shut down gas supply for 10 days for maintenance.
The news of the non-starting of supplies to Nord Stream-1 comes amid growing fears over whether European Union countries will be able to meet the cost of keeping homes warm next winter.

Europe depends on gas supplies from Russia.

Europe is seeking to reduce its dependence on Russian energy in an effort to reduce Moscow’s funding of the war in Ukraine.

Russia said the Nord Stream pipeline was not restarting after the G7 countries agreed to set a minimum price for Russian oil imports.

The G-7 consists of seven countries – United Kingdom, United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan.