Russia: Gazprom to make drastic cut to Europe’s gas supply from Wednesday

Source: The Guardian [UK]

“The Russian state-controlled energy company Gazprom has announced a drastic cut to gas deliveries through its main pipeline to Europe from Wednesday, prompting Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy to accuse Moscow of waging a ‘gas war.’ The Russian gas export monopoly said it was halting the operation of one of the last two operating turbines due to the ‘technical condition of the engine,’ cutting daily gas deliveries via the Nord Stream pipeline to 33m cubic metres a day — about 20% of the pipeline’s capacity. … The Nord Stream 1 pipeline resumed pumping last week, after a 10-day maintenance break, but the European Commission has warned that a complete gas shut down by Russia is likely. The announcement came as EU governments sparred over a plan for a 15% gas savings target intended to avoid a winter crisis if the Kremlin turns off the taps to Europe.” (07/26/22)