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Russian gas flows to Europe decline as nominations drop

Randy Mancini 5 Mar 16
Pipes at the landfall facilities of the 'Nord Stream 1' gas pipline in Lubmin
FILE PHOTO: Pipes at the landfall facilities of the 'Nord Stream 1' gas pipeline are pictured in Lubmin, Germany, March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

March 16, 2022

OSLO (Reuters) – Russian gas deliveries to Europe via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline were steady while lower through Ukraine on Wednesday as the Yamal-Europe pipeline remained in reverse mode for a second day, flowing to Poland from Germany.

Flows to Germany through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline across the Baltic Sea were stable at 73,769,549 kWh/h on Wednesday morning, data from the pipeline operator company showed.

Eastbound flows into Poland from Germany along the Yamal-Europe pipeline stood at 4,337,770 kilowatt hours per hour (kWh/h) at the Mallnow border point, data from operator Gascade showed.

The usually westbound pipeline reversed on Tuesday morning as nominations to ship gas into Germany fell to zero, while Polish customers bought gas from Germany.

Via Ukraine, Russia’s Gazprom said it continues shipping gas to Europe in line with customers’ requests with volumes set at 95 million cubic metres, down 13% from 109.6 million cubic metres on Tuesday.

Nominations for flows into Slovakia from Ukraine via the Velke Kapusany border point fell to 727,734 megawatt hours (MWh) per day from 828,746 MWh/day on Tuesday, data from Slovakian operator TSO Eustream showed.

(Reporting by Nora Buli; editing by Jason Neely)