Ottawa Ambassador Stepanov: Canada and Germany in dialogue on turbines for Nord Stream
MOSCOW, June 23 – RIA Novosti. There is intense dialogue between Canada and Germany about turbines for Nord Stream, although it is not advertised. declaration Oleg Stepanov, Russian Ambassador to Ottawa.
Commenting on the situation regarding the Nord Stream turbines, the ambassador, broadcast on Russia 24, said, “We know that there is an intense, but not publicized, dialogue between Berlin and Ottawa on this issue.” said.
Earlier, the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov said that the decrease in gas supplies to some European countries is due to their failure to return from the repair of Siemens turbines used in gas supply. There is nothing intentional on the Russian side for Nord Stream. According to him, these are the consequences of anti-Russian sanctions and problems “that have nothing to do with us”. Peskov has repeatedly said that Russia never uses its gas supply to punish anyone, but only sells the fuel for its own benefit, to improve Russian well-being, and on a commercial basis.
The European Commission developed the REPowerEU plan after the start of Russia’s military operation in Ukraine. He expects Russian gas imports to decrease by about 100 billion cubic meters – by two-thirds – by the end of the year. According to the International Energy Agency, the European Union imported 155 billion cubic meters of natural gas from Russia in 2021, accounting for 45% of European imports and 40% of its total consumption.
Deliveries via Nord Stream now account for 40% of the pipeline’s maximum capacity. The occupancy rate of gas storage facilities in Germany is 57.57%. According to the website of the Nord Stream operator, the volume of applications for the gas day on June 20 was about 64 million cubic meters, which is about 40% of the maximum capacity of the mainline and 60% of the May level – almost 170 million cubic meters.
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