Nord Stream gas link to begin maintenance shutdown TuesdayStaff Writer | August 8, 2016
The major Nord Stream gas pipeline system that carries Russian gas to Germany will shut for nine days of maintenance from Tuesday as planned.
Oil transport The 55 Bcm per year twin pipeline system
"The temporary interruption of supplies has been factored into the nominations of gas planned for Nord Stream to transport to downstream European partners," the pipeline operator said.
According to data from Platts Analytics' Eclipse Energy, daily flows into Germany via Velke Kapusany in Slovakia have already stepped up ahead of the Nord Stream maintenance period, peaking at 146 million cu m August 5.
That is the highest daily flow level via that route since July 30 last year, which also came ahead of maintenance work being carried out on Nord Stream.
Injections into the 4 Bcm Rehden gas storage facility in Germany -- where Gazprom has capacity - have also stepped up ahead of the Nord Stream maintenance. ■