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Russia quickly stops the circulate of gasoline via Nord Stream 1

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BERLIN (AP) — Russia’s Gazprom halted the circulate of pure gasoline via a serious pipeline from Russia to Europe early Wednesday, a short lived transfer that was beforehand introduced.

The Russian state-controlled vitality large mentioned earlier this month that it will minimize gasoline flows via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline till Saturday due to a three-day pause for routine upkeep at a compressor station.

In accordance with Gazprom, the one remaining turbine, positioned on the Portovaya compressor station, requires upkeep. The pinnacle of Germany’s Federal Community Company, Klaus Müller, has mentioned the upkeep work is technically incomprehensible and that he sees it as a approach to punish Germany for siding with Ukraine after the Russian invasion.

Gazprom has repeatedly minimize gasoline flows via Nord Stream 1 and claimed technical points similar to tools repairs. Germany has known as the cuts a political ploy to sow uncertainty and drive up costs throughout the warfare in Ukraine.

Russia has additionally minimize gasoline flows to different European international locations which have sided with Ukraine within the warfare.

Russia not too long ago took over a 3rd of Germany’s gasoline provide. The federal government mentioned final week that the decline in gasoline flows confirmed that Germany may not depend on Russian provides, asserting that it will enhance its gasoline storage necessities and take different measures to guard provides.

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