Russia to Slash Nordstream Flow

Kremlin-controlled energy company Gazprom announced that it will take another turbine offline on the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline for maintenance work. 

The move that will result drastically reduce flow on the pipeline, cutting flows to half of their currently reduced levels

Daily production capacity at the Russian Portovaya compressor station will be cut to 33 million cubic metres (mcm) of gas per day from 04:00 GMT on Wednesday, down from its full capacity of more than 160 mcm per day.

Gazprom reopened the Nord Stream 1 pipeline last week after a 10-day maintenance period, but only at 40 percent of the pipeline’s capacity

Russia claims it was forced to lower flow volumes in June because of the delayed return of a turbine currently being serviced in Canada. 

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