DAs announced, the Russian energy company Gazprom further reduced its gas deliveries to Germany through the Nord Stream Baltic Sea pipeline on Thursday night. As can be seen from the transport data published on the Internet by the pipeline operator Nord Stream, the gas volume fell from eleven o’clock on Wednesday evening.
In the morning, at the beginning of the so-called gas day at six o’clock, the hourly delivery volume was around 2.6 million cubic meters (29 million kilowatt hours), from eight to nine o’clock flowed around 2.7 million cubic meters (30 million kilowatt hours). Extrapolated to 24 hours, this roughly corresponds to the 40 percent of the technical capacity announced by Gazprom.
Gazprom announced on Wednesday that it would again reduce gas delivery volumes through the Nord Stream 1 Baltic Sea pipeline to Germany. From Thursday night, only a maximum of 67 million cubic meters should be pumped through the pipeline every day. The state-owned company once again justified the step with delays in repair work.
Gazprom had already announced on Tuesday that it would reduce the previously planned daily volume by around 40 percent from 167 million to 100 million cubic meters of gas per day and pointed to delays in the repair of gas compressors.
The energy technology group Siemens Energy then announced that a gas turbine overhauled in Canada could not currently be returned from Montréal due to the Russian sanctions. The recent reduction to 67 million cubic meters means a throttling of around 60 percent within two days.
Gazprom had already throttled transit via Ukraine in mid-May. According to data from the state gas network operator, only a little less than 40 percent of the contractually planned 109 million cubic meters of natural gas will flow west on Thursday.