Gas deliveries via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline have resumed since 04:00 GMT after scheduled maintenance works, according to the data provided by gas transmission operators OPAL and NEL on Thursday.
"Gas is flowing again [via the pipeline]," the DPA news agency reported cited a representative of the Nord Stream AG operator as saying.
Meanwhile, it will take some time for the gas pipeline to be up and running at its full capacity, the company added. Gas volumes equal to those supplied via Nord Stream just prior to the technical maintenance of around 67 mln cubic meters per day have been requested for Thursday, Nord Stream AG’s representative noted. This roughly equals 40% of the gas pipeline’s utilization rate.
On July 11, Nord Stream 1 was shut down for routine maintenance for 10 days.
In mid-June, Russian energy giant Gazprom significantly reduced gas supplies via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline due to delays in maintenance work on turbines by German and Canadian companies, forcing EU countries to tap into winter gas reserves and consider returning to coal production