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Gas pipeline catches fire in eastern Crimea

A gas pipeline caught fire in the Russian city of Kerch in Crimea. A power transmission line was partially damaged as a result of the blaze, according to the city’s authorities, and efforts are underway to repair it as quickly as possible. No more details about the cause of the …

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Russia didn’t blow up gas pipeline – Nord Stream boss

Russia is unlikely to be behind an attack last September on the Nord Stream gas pipelines, according to Matthias Warnig, the head of Nord Stream AG and Nord Stream 2 AG – two Swiss-based companies operating the undersea Russian gas pipelines. Warnig, who is said to have long-standing personal ties …

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Explosion hits Baltic gas pipeline

A gas pipeline connecting Lithuania and Latvia exploded on Friday, causing a fireball visible for 17 kilometers. Lithuania’s gas grid operator is investigating the blast, and foul play is not suspected. The explosion took place along a section of pipeline in Lithuania’s Pasvalys region, grid operator Amber Grid said in …

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France opposes Spain’s gas pipeline project – media

A major gas pipeline project advocated by Madrid and Berlin has faced resistance from Paris, El Pais and several other Spanish news outlets reported this week, citing a letter by the French Ministry of Energy Transition. Spain imports natural gas from Algeria through two undersea pipelines – the Maghreb-Europe and …

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Russia reduces gas flow to EU via vital pipeline

Gas supply through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline from Russia to Germany has been reduced further to one-fifth of maximum capacity, German gas network operator Gascade confirmed on Wednesday. According to a statement released by Gascade, as of Wednesday morning, “1.28 million cubic meters per hour, or about 20% of …

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Russia suspends operation of major gas pipeline to Europe

The flow of Russian gas to Germany through the Nord Stream Baltic Sea pipeline has been suspended.  Operator Nord Stream AG said that it would be shut down for 10 days starting Monday for routine maintenance work. During that time, all gas flows via the pipeline will stop. The operator highlighted …

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Kiev lobbies to block Russian gas pipeline – report

The Ukrainian government is reportedly trying to convince European nations to eliminate Russian gas shipments via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline. The move is intended to force Russia to move more of its Europe-bound gas supplies through Ukraine, according to energy officials as quoted by Reuters. Increased shipments via Ukraine …

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