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The transit of Russian fuel to Europe by Nord Stream won’t resume on Saturday

The transit of Russian fuel to Europe by Nord Stream won’t resume on Saturday

The Russian large Gazprom has introduced that the Nord Stream fuel pipeline, which was to renew service on Saturday after upkeep, will lastly be “utterly” stopped till the restore of a turbine on this important pipeline for supplying Europeans.

In a press launch, Gazprom stated Friday night that it had found “oil leaks” within the turbine throughout this upkeep operation. “Till the restore (…) the transport of fuel through Nord Stream is totally suspended”, indicated the group. Gazprom didn’t specify how lengthy this restore may final.

This rebound will additional intensify the anxiousness of Europeans, who’re struggling to keep away from an vitality disaster this winter and accuse Moscow of utilizing fuel as a weapon to avenge Western sanctions after the Russian offensive in Ukraine.

Russia was because of resume fuel deliveries through Nord Stream on Saturday, after one other three-day interruption for upkeep operations. Gazprom claimed to have found this “oil leak” throughout a technical inspection carried out with representatives of the German group Siemens, which manufactured the turbine.

The Russian group studies this oil leak on “cables linked to speedometers of a rotor”. On Telegram, the group posted a photograph displaying cables surrounded by a brownish liquid.

Earlier within the day, the Kremlin claimed that the operation of the Nord Stream fuel pipeline was “threatened” by a scarcity of spare elements because of sanctions focusing on Moscow.

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