German natural gas operator: “North Stream-1” is only at the level before maintenance even if the gas supply is restored

Latest News: The German natural gas operator said on the 20th that the 10-day routine maintenance work of the “North Stream-1” pipeline will end at 6:00 local time on the 21st, and the estimated gas transmission volume will be equal to Same level before routine maintenance.

The German Kader Gas Transportation Company is responsible for the operation of the “Nord Stream-1” pipeline at two natural gas receiving points in the northern German town of Lubmin. The company said in a statement that, based on current conditions, it is estimated that the gas transmission volume through the “North Stream-1” pipeline will be consistent with the level before routine maintenance, which is 40% of full capacity.

Because the start-up of the facility is a very complex technical process, the full restoration of capacity could take hours and continue until late morning on the 21st, when the actual volume of gas delivered will be announced on its platform, Card Gas Transportation said.

However, analysts believe that things could still change before the actual delivery of the gas.

Russia’s Gazprom (Gazprom) said on social media on the 20th that since it has not yet received official documents from Germany’s Siemens on guaranteeing the return of the turbines for repair, Gazprom has once again asked Siemens to provide such documents. Gazprom said that the provision of such official documents and the subsequent overhaul of other components will directly affect the safe operation of the “Beixi-1” pipeline.

The Beixi Natural Gas Pipeline Company, which is responsible for the operation of the “Beixi-1” pipeline, has temporarily closed the two branch lines of the “Beixi-1” natural gas pipeline from the 11th of this month for routine maintenance. In mid-June, Gazprom reduced the supply of natural gas to Germany via the “Beixi-1” pipeline by nearly 60% on the grounds that Siemens did not deliver turbines for repair to Russia in time. According to Siemens, the parts were sent to Montreal, Canada for repairs, but could not be returned due to Canada’s sanctions against Russia. It is reported that the turbine is on its way back and is expected to arrive in Russia on the 24th.

The “North Stream-1” pipeline was completed in 2011. It starts from Vyborg, Russia in the east, and leads to Germany via the bottom of the Baltic Sea. Gazprom is the largest shareholder of Nord Stream Gas Pipeline Company. “Nord Stream-1” is currently Russia’s main gas pipeline to Europe, and the closure of the pipeline for maintenance has exacerbated the shortage of natural gas supply in Europe.