Federal Economics Minister Robert Habeck is preparing for the fact that Russia will no longer supply gas to Europe via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline. “There is still a bit of gas coming through the Ukraine pipeline, but Nord Stream 1 being reopened is not one of the scenarios I assume,” said the Greens politician on Monday evening on ZDF’s “heute journal”.
The Russian state-owned company Gazprom did not resume gas deliveries to Europe on Saturday after scheduled maintenance on the turbine. The company attributes the delivery stop via the Nord Stream 1 Baltic Sea pipeline to an alleged design flaw in the Siemens Energy turbine used.
Oil is leaking from the Trent 60 turbine at Russia’s Portovaya pumping station in a place where it is very hot, Gazprom wrote on Monday. The oil could ignite; then the risk of explosion threatens the safety of the entire pumping station. Doubts about this version were expressed in the West and a political background for the delivery stop was suspected.