Status: 07/20/2022 3:14 p.m.
According to the operator of the reception points Nord Stream 1, gas deliveries are again scheduled for Thursday. Kremlin leader Putin previously said Gazprom would meet its obligations. But he linked this to a warning.
Gas deliveries via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline were announced for Thursday after routine maintenance was completed. This is apparent from preliminary data from network operator Gascade. Gascade operates the two reception points of Nord Stream 1 in Lubmin in Western Pomerania.
Listings are subject to change
According to the Gascade website, gas deliveries are reserved for the two points. A spokeswoman for Gascade had previously explained that these reservations – known as nominations – are a prerequisite for the transport of large quantities. However, listings may still change until shortly before actual delivery.
Kremlin boss Vladimir Putin had already indicated deliveries after Wednesday evening’s maintenance. “Gazprom fulfills its obligations, has always fulfilled them and is ready to continue fulfilling all its obligations,” Russian news agency Interfax quoted Putin as saying.
At the same time, however, he warned of a further reduction in the volume of deliveries if Russia did not pick up the repaired turbine in Canada. It was held back for a long time because of Western sanctions. Canada recently decided to hand over the turbine to Germany. The federal government sees the reference to the turbine as a pretext.
Over the past week and a half, no gas has been delivered to Germany via the last most important connection for Russian natural gas imports due to annual routine maintenance. The federal government had feared that Putin would then leave the gas tap turned off.
The EU today presented its gas emergency plan. This recommends 15% gas savings for all EU countries so that the EU can winter safely. The EU considers it “likely” that Russia could completely cut off gas supplies.