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    Gazprom slashes gas flow via Nord Stream by 40%


Gas supplies will be capped at 100mn m3/day, Gazprom said.

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Gazprom slashes gas flow via Nord Stream by 40%

Russia's Gazprom said on June 14 it was reducing gas supplies via the Nord Stream pipeline by 40%, blaming Germany's Siemens for failing to return on time gas-pumping units that it had taken for repairs.

The gas-pumping units are needed at the Portovaya compressor station on the shore of the Baltic Sea. Russia's technical watchdog Rostekhnadzor also flagged up other concerns at the station, and has ordered a temporary halt for some equipment.

"Right now, gas supplies into Nord Stream can be ensured at as much as 100mn m3/day," Gazprom said on its Telegram channel. This compares with a planned volume of 167mn m3/d.

The cut in deliveries via Nord Stream follows an explosion at the 15mn metric ton/year Freeport LNG export terminal in Texas, which predominantly supplied the European market. The facility is not expected to be up and running again for another three months.

Nord Stream is scheduled to go offline for seasonal maintenance between July 11 and 21.