Russia halts Nord Stream flows, Yamal-Europe eastbound volumes increase

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Aug 31 (Reuters) – Russian gas flows via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline to Europe fell to zero on Wednesday, while flows east from Germany to Poland via the Yamal-Europe pipeline increased after falling earlier in the day, according to data from operator Gascade showed.

Earlier on Wednesday, Russian gas producer Gazprom (GAZP.MM) cut off supplies to Europe via the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline for a maintenance outage which Gazprom says will last until 01:00 GMT on September 3.

Data from the pipeline operator’s website showed zero flows on Wednesday.

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Meanwhile, on the Yamal-Europe pipeline, outflows at the Mallnow metering point on the German border amounted to 2,034,236 kilowatt hours per hour (kWh) between 07:00 and 08:00 CET (05:00 and 06:00 GMT ), up from around 737,012 kWh two hours earlier, the data showed.

Flows were around 1,700,000 kWh on Tuesday.

Gazprom said on Wednesday it would send 42.1 million cubic meters (mcm) of natural gas to Europe via Ukraine through the Sudzha entry point, compared with 42.2 million mcm sent on Tuesday.

A request to supply gas via another route via Ukraine, the Sokhranovka entry point, was again rejected, Gazprom said.

Nominations for Russian gas flows to Slovakia from Ukraine via the Velke Kapusany border point were around 36.9 million m3 per day, almost unchanged from the previous day, according to data from the network operator Ukrainian transport.

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Reporting by Bozorgmehr Sharafedin; edited by Jason Neely

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