“From July 11 to July 21, 2022, Nord Stream AG will temporarily shut down both strings of the Nord Stream gas pipeline to carry out scheduled maintenance work, including testing of mechanical components and automation systems, to ensure efficient, safe and reliable operation of the gas pipeline,” the statement reads. company statement.

It is clarified that the schedule and work plan were agreed in advance with partners of Nord Stream AG for gas transportation upstream and downstream. 

On June 9, Russian gas supplies via Nord Stream were reduced due to planned technical work.

According to Gazprom, the supply volumes were limited due to the untimely return of equipment from repair by Siemens.

After that, Gazprom announced that it was stopping the operation of another gas turbine engine of the German concern Siemens at the Portovaya CS.

Russian Ambassador to Ottawa Oleg Stepanov said that Russia is not involved in contacts between Germany and Canada regarding the supply of equipment for the Nord Stream gas pipeline, which were complicated by the imposed sanctions.

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