Gas flow to Europe from Nord Stream 1 pipeline begins

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Maintenance work for Nord Stream 1, the largest pipeline carrying Russian gas to Germany, has been completed with the restart of natural gas on Thursday, Nord Stream AG confirmed.

Maintenance started on July 11 on the pipeline that carries 55 billion cubic meters of gas annually from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea.

The work was completed on schedule, much to the relief of gas markets and traders who were concerned of an extension in the downtime due to the Russian-Ukraine war.

In the first hour of transmission today, 48 million cubic meters of natural gas was supplied to the pipeline system.

With a capacity of 160 million cubic meters per day, the pipeline was transmitting between 60 to 65 million cubic meters of gas before maintenance, but is now expected to reach 65 million cubic meters.

-AA

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