Tribunnews reporter, Fitri Wulandari
TRIBUNNEWS.COM, MOSCOW – Russian energy giant Gazprom announced on Friday that it was indefinitely interrupting the supply of natural gas to the European Union (EU) via the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline, due to a technical malfunction.
The Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline was to restart on September 3 after repair of the only turbine in operation.
Quoted by the Russia Today page, Saturday (3/9/2022), according to the company, it received a warning from Russian industrial regulator Rostekhnadzor about a turbine failure.
The reported problems were detected during maintenance work and the pipeline could not function without the appropriate repairs.
Gazprom said it informed German manufacturer Siemens of the turbine failure and the need for repair.
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Repairs to the Nord Stream 1 pipeline were originally scheduled to begin August 31 to September 3 or Saturday local time.
This decision of course led to a complete stoppage of gas flows to the EU.
Since last July, the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline has been operating at reduced capacity due to the shutdown of several gas turbines.
Some were sent to Montreal to be repaired and stuck there because of Canadian sanctions against Russia because of the conflict in Ukraine.
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