Russia temporarily interrupts gas transport through the TurkStream pipeline

Russian energy giant Gazprom has announced that gas deliveries through the two Turkish Stream gas pipelines will be suspended from June 21 to 28 for scheduled annual maintenance.

The Turk Stream gas pipeline runs through the bottom of the Black Sea and consists of two pipes. One pipeline supplies gas to Turkish consumers, while the other delivers energy to countries in southern and southeastern Europe. The pipeline was commissioned in January 2020 and has a total delivery capacity of 31.5 billion cubic meters per year.

Gazprom had previously announced that it would reduce its gas supplies to Europe via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline to a maximum of 67 million cubic meters per day.

Gazprom said the problem was with a turbine and that manufacturer Siemens was unable to provide overhaul services in time. The German economy minister said the measure was aimed to destabilize domestic stability and drive up energy prices.

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