Russian gas giant Gazprom has claimed that Western sanctions have made it impossible to return the turbines of the Nord Stream gas pipeline, which continues to operate on only one 20% of its capacity. sanctions from Canada, the European Union and the United Kingdom, as well as Incompatibility of the current situation with the contractual commitments of Siemens073 makes it impossible for turbines to arrive at the Portovaya compressor station,” the company said on Telegram.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholzo On Wednesday, Russia was blamed for the delay in production For the transportation of turbines that Gazprom claims for the Nord Stream and, according to Moscow, prevents it from operating at full capacity. Turbine are you ready To move,” Scholz said during a visit to the Siemens Energy Company’s plant in Mühlheim (West Germany), where the engine is located.
According to Scholz, in order for the turbine to reach its destination “It is only necessary that Gazprom ask for it”, something that has not happened, while the Germans and other countries involved already have all the relevant permits for transport. Gazprom completely suspended supplies for ten days in July, citing a lack of maintenance work and turbines.
Finally, the supply resumed, but reduced to 20% of the capacity of the gas pipeline, as Moscow continues to emphasize “technical problems”. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday that Moscow should be sure that the turbine there are no restrictions And that “it cannot be stopped remotely”.