Russian gas flows to Europe via Nord Stream 1 are falling

Pipes from the landing facilities of the ‘Nord Stream 1’ gas pipeline are pictured in Lubmin, Germany March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

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LONDON, March 18 (Reuters) – Deliveries of Russian gas to Europe via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline fell on Friday in line with gas nominations or requests, while reverse flows on the Yamal-Europe pipeline fell. mitigated and nominations for gas pipeline flows through Ukraine have increased.

Flows to Germany via the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline across the Baltic Sea were 58,954,743 kWh on Thursday morning, according to data from the pipeline operator.

That compares to 60,401,127 kWh between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. CET (3 p.m.-4 p.m. GMT) on Thursday, according to data from the pipeline operator.

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Eastbound flows to Poland from Germany along the Yamal-Europe pipeline fell to 1,861,963 kilowatt hours per hour (kWh) at the Mallnow border point from around 4,115,000 kWh on Thursday, according to Gascade operator data.

Nominations for eastbound flows fell day by day, while westbound nominations emerged for the first time since Tuesday.

The usually westbound pipeline reversed Tuesday morning as nominations to ship gas to Germany fell to zero, while Polish customers bought gas in Germany. Read more

Russia’s Gazprom announced on Thursday that it has continued to supply gas to Europe via Ukraine in accordance with the demands of European consumers.

Ukraine’s gas transmission system operator sees Russian gas transiting through Ukraine at maximum contracted volumes on Friday after two days of lower volumes, the RIA news agency reported.

Nominations for flows to Slovakia from Ukraine via the Velke Kapusany border point rose to 873,398 megawatt-hours (MWh) per day on Friday from 723,949 MWh/day on Thursday, according to data from Slovak operator TSO Eustream.

Western nations restricted Russian oil and gas imports in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Read more

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Reporting by Marwa Rashad; Editing by Barbara Lewis

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