The planned annual maintenance will take place from July 11 to July 21
Russia’s Nord Stream natural gas pipeline to Germany will shut down for 10 days for annual maintenance, the company in charge of the project confirmed on Friday.
Both strings of the pipeline will halt operations for repair works from July 11 to July 21. The operator added that the shutdown was previously agreed with all partners.
“Nord Stream AG will temporarily shut down both lines of its gas pipeline system for routine maintenance works inclusive testing of mechanical elements and automation systems for ensuring reliable, safe, and efficient pipeline operations,” the statement reads.
Last month, Russian gas flows to Germany through the undersea pipeline were cut by as much as 60% due to technical issues arising from Western sanctions against Moscow. In response to this, the German government launched the second ‘alarm’ phase of its three-level gas emergency plan. Berlin has warned it’s facing a severe shortage of the fuel amid diminishing flows from Russia.
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