July 22, 2022 07:20 GMT
The turbine that Russia has claimed is the reason Nord Stream 1 is running at reduced capacity is stuck in Germany according to Reuters sources because Russia has so far not given the go-ahead to transport it back.
- Nord Stream 1 is currently operating at 40% capacity after Russia resumed flows yesterday following planned maintenance.
- It is unclear when the turbine will begin its transit to Russia. Russia have also claimed documentation from Siemens Energy needed to reinstall it was still missing.
- Germany Economy Minister Robert Habeck said on the matter "Sometimes one has the impression that Russia no longer wants to take it back" adding, "That means the pretext of technical problems actually has a political background, and that is the opposite of being a guarantor for energy security in Europe."