Russian - european Gas Pipeline Restarts

Russian-European gas pipeline restartsAfter a 10-day maintenance closure, natural.

GAS BEGAN FLOWING THROUGH A MAJOR PIPELINE FROM RUSSIA TO EUROPE. 

THURSDAY'S GAS FLOW WAS FORECAST TO BE SIGNIFICANTLY BELOW CAPACITY, & THE PROGNOSIS WAS UNCERTAIN. 

SINCE JULY 11, YEARLY MAINTENANCE HAS HALTED THE NORD STREAM 1 PIPELINE TO GERMANY. 

AMID ESCALATING TENSIONS OVER RUSSIA'S WAR IN UKRAINE, GERMAN OFFICIALS FEARED THE PIPELINE, THE COUNTRY'S MAIN SUPPLIER OF RUSSIAN GAS, MIGHT NOT REOPEN. 

NORD STREAM AG SAID GAS FLOWED AGAIN THURSDAY MORNING AFTER MAINTENANCE ENDED AT 6 A.M. 

PIPELINE DELIVERIES WERE PREDICTED TO BE BELOW CAPACITY. NORD STREAM SAYS IT EXPECTS A COMPARABLE AMOUNT OF GAS AS BEFORE REPAIRS. 

KLAUS MUELLER, GERMANY'S NETWORK REGULATOR, TWEETED THAT GAZPROM HAD ONLY REQUESTED 30% OF THE PIPELINE'S CAPACITY. GAZPROM LOWERED OUTPUT BY 40% IN MID-JUNE. 

IT HIGHLIGHTED PURPORTED TECHNICAL PROBLEMS WITH EQUIPMENT THAT SIEMENS ENERGY TRANSFERRED TO CANADA FOR MAINTENANCE & COULDN'T RETURN DUE TO UKRAINE SANCTIONS. 

THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT ALLOWED THE COMPRESSOR STATION'S TURBINE TO BE SHIPPED TO GERMANY THIS MONTH. THE GERMAN GOVERNMENT REJECTED GAZPROM'S SCIENTIFIC EXPLANATION FOR THE GAS CUT, CLAIMING IT WAS A COVER FOR A POLITICAL EFFORT. 

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