Increased Eastwards Gas Flow through Yamal-Europe Pipeline

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Increased Eastwards Gas Flow through Yamal-Europe Pipeline

Wed, 01/25/2023 - 08:38
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Gascade website on a smartphone screen (© Shutterstock/T. Schneider)
Gascade website on a smartphone screen (© Shutterstock/T. Schneider)

Data from a pipeline operator Gascade, showed a significant increase in eastbound gas flow through the Yamal-Europe pipeline to Poland from Germany. Similar to Russian supplies to Europe via Ukraine in the morning of Monday, January 23, 2023, Reuters reported.

Eastbound flow measured 1,782,257 kilowatt hours (kWh) per hour at Mallnow metering point located at the German between 0700 CET and 0800 CET (0600 GMT and 0700 GMT), up from 850,225 kWh/h recorded at midnight.

Requests for Russian gas flow from Ukraine into Slovakia through the Velke Kapusany border point also edged up to 19.4 million cubic metres (mcm) from 18.8 mcm recorded the previous day, According to Ukrainian transmission system data.

Russia gas producer Gazprom said it would transport 24.4 mcm of gas to Europe through Ukraine on Monday.

Despite the increased energy supplies from Russia to Europe on Monday, gas flow through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, which crosses the Baltic Sea to Germany, remained at zero following a shutdown on August 31 for what was preannounced as a three-day maintenance, after which the gas pipeline never went online.

Moscow blamed the prolonged closure of the Nord Stream 1 pipeline on technical issues and western sanctions, and later damaged by suspected sabotage operations.

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