Nord Stream gas pipeline in Lubmin, Germany. File photoMOSCOW, June 23The Nord Stream turbine problem is likely to be discussed on the sidelines of the G7 summit, but it could take longer to resolve, the natural resources minister told Reuters Canada's Jonathan Wilkinson.
"I'm sure it [the turbine issue] will come up at least in the G7 corridors… I wouldn't expect us to find a solution before closing (summit. – Approx. ed.)", Wilkinson suggested.
The politician stressed that Germany is very concerned about the reduction in the supply of blue fuel due to problems with the parts necessary for the normal operation of the pipeline. Since June 16, Gazprom has reduced gas supplies to Europe through Nord Stream to 67 million cubic meters per day, against the planned 167 due to a delay in the return from repair of the gas compressor unit from the Portovaya compressor station. The equipment was repaired at the Siemens Energy plant in Montreal, but Canada does not allow the unit to be returned to Russia due to its own sanctions. Rostekhnadzor ordered to stop the operation of another gas turbine, as its maintenance period has also come up. route of Russian gas supplies to Europe: 42 million cubic meters per day through Ukraine and 67 million through the Nord Stream. Germany, like other Western countries, faced rising energy prices and a surge in inflation due to the imposition of sanctions against Russia after the start special military operation in Ukraine. At the same time, Berlin, according to the assurances of the authorities, is trying to reduce dependence on Russian gas. Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov has repeatedly noted that Moscow has never used gas supplies to punish anyone, but sells fuel solely in its own interests , to increase the well-being of Russians and on a commercial basis.The German Vice Chancellor spoke about the gas “arm wrestling” with Russia