MADRID, 2 (EUROPE PRESS)
The supply through the ‘Nord Stream 1’ gas pipeline, key to the arrival of gas to central Europe, will remain interrupted until further notice, according to Gazprom due to a series of technical problems that make it impossible to reopen.
The Russian gas giant had already temporarily paralyzed supply for maintenance reasons and, this Friday, explained that new problems have been detected in the only turbine that was still working.
Specifically, the company has reported in a statement an oil leak -a problem similar to the one supposedly detected in the other three turbines-, so the gas flow will not resume this Saturday as planned, reports the agency interface. The company has shared an image on its Telegram profile that shows the alleged leak.
The president of Gazprom, Alexei Miller, has assured that the sanctions imposed by the international community in retaliation for the invasion of Ukraine make repair tasks difficult, which would correspond to the Siemens firm.
HIT FOR EUROPE
The Russian giant planned to resume this Saturday the flow of gas at a level of 33 million cubic meters per day, an amount equivalent to 20 percent of the effective capacity of this infrastructure, according to the Bloomberg agency.
Germany relies on this gas pipeline to cover internal demand, after another alternative project, the ‘Nord Stream 2’, has been parked due to the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine last February.
This same Friday, the deputy head of the Russian Security Council, Dimitri Medvedev, had already threatened to leave Europe without gas if the initiatives to establish a cap on the price prosper, as has been proposed, among others, by the president of the European Commission, Ursula Von der Leyen.