Germany filled gas storage facilities by 85%, despite the shutdown of Nord Stream Thus, in early September, Berlin reached the goal of reaching 85% of gas storage capacity by October. Previously, the German Minister of Economics assumed that the goal could be achieved ahead of schedule max-width: 320px) and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2), (max-width: 320px) and (min-resolution: 192dpi)” >
Germany reached its October target of 85% filling of gas storage facilities, despite the shutdown of Russia's Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline. This is evidenced by the data of the association of European gas infrastructure operators GIE for September 3.
According to the GIE, the filling level of German gas storage facilities was 85.02%.
At the end of August, German Economics Minister Robert Habeck said Germany's gas storage facilities were filling up faster than planned and added that the government's goal of reaching 85% storage capacity by October could be reached by early September.
Der Spiegel referring to data from the energy industry association, BDEW wrote that in August only 9.5% of the gas came from Russia.
The German government has set a target gas storage capacity level of 75% by September. However, already on August 28, the figure was at the level of 82.2%.
“Companies will be able to take gas from storage facilities as planned during the winter to also supply industry and households,” Khabek pointed out.
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“Letter of identified malfunctions of the Trent 60 unit (No. 24) and the need to eliminate them was sent to the President and CEO of Siemens Energy AG, Christian Bruch,” noted in the company.
According to the report, during the maintenance of the turbine, an oil leak was detected. Rostekhnadzor warned that the faults found “do not allow for safe, trouble-free operation of the gas turbine engine.” and the work must be suspended.
According to the schedule, the gas pipeline was supposed to return to gas pumping on September 3.
Decrease in gas pumping through Nord Stream began in mid-June: first, the pumping fell from 167 million to 100 million cubic meters. m of gas per day, then— up to 35 million cubic meters m.
«Gazprom» attributed this to problems with gas turbines maintained by Siemens. Due to sanctions against Russia, difficulties arose with the return of the gas turbine unit from Canada, where it was sent for repairs. Ottawa agreed to hand over the turbine to Berlin to return it to Moscow. Now the unit is located in Germany, “Gazprom” insists that in order to return the turbine, he needs official explanations from the EU and Britain about the absence of sanctions risks.
Siemens believes that the Russian side has reduced pumping through Nord Stream; for political reasons. Moscow rejects this.
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