Scholz affirms that the turbine for the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline is operational and can be shipped to Russia at any time

Scholz affirms that the turbine for the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline is operational and can be shipped to Russia at any time

Published:

3 Aug 2022 13:27 GMT

The German chancellor warned that his country could face more disruptions to gas supplies in the future.

The Chancellor of Germany, Olaf Scholz, went on Wednesday to the Siemens Energy factory in the German city of Mülheim an der Ruhr to inspect the turbine of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline that was delivered by Canada after its repair, reports Reuters.

The president assured that the turbine is fully operational and can be sent back to Russia at any time.

“The Turbine Works”, Scholz asserted before the press. “It’s quite clear and simple: the turbine is there and can be delivered, but someone has to say ‘I want to have it,'” the foreign minister said.

At the same time, Scholz warned that Germany could face more disruptions to gas supplies in the future, so the country’s population must be prepared to save energy.

For his part, the CEO of Siemens Energy, Christian Bruch, confirmed that there are ongoing talks with the Russian gas company Gazprom to complete the return, “but without an agreement.”

The president of the European Commission affirms that the EU must "be prepared for the worst situation" with gas supplies

Gazprom recently reduced the flow of gas through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, the main infrastructure for supplying the hydrocarbon to Europe, due to a problem with a turbine repair.

The turbine in question was sent for maintenance to the Canadian city of Montreal, but was blocked due to sanctions against the Russian oil and gas industry. When the machinery was finally shipped back from Canada, it was once again blocked in transit through Germany.

Moscow has repeatedly stated that the technological difficulties affecting Russian gas supplies are caused by Western sanctions. Thus, the Russian presidential spokesman, Dmitri Peskov, he claimed that it is impossible to fully increase gas supplies via Nord Stream 1 due to the inability to obtain adequate technological service.

Source: Actualidad

Disclaimer: If you need to update/edit/remove this news or article then please contact our support team Learn more

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.