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Offline Nord Stream Compressor Stations are now considered dangerous goods

September 5, 2022

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Russian gas giant Gazprom said Monday that the dormant Portovaya compressor station, which is supposed to pump gas to Germany through the Nord Steam 1 pipeline, no longer complies with safety requirements, from Russian regulators. said he was warned.

Gazprom said on Friday it had detected an engine leak oil It was the only turbine still in operation at Portovaya and had taken off the supply of natural gas until it was repaired.

Citing Siemens Energy, which performed maintenance on the Nord Stream 1 turbine, on Monday said: oil Leaks can only be removed by a professional repair company. ”

The statement said Portovaya is now “dangerous production facility”, and can no longer operate legally.

Siemens Energy, which was not entrusted with the work, said on Saturday that leaks reported by Gazprom typically do not affect turbine operation and can be sealed on site.

He also said that there are other turbines that can be used at the Portovaya station.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov reiterated Moscow’s position on Monday. Problems with gas supplies from Russia were entirely the result of Western sanctions.

Europe has accused Russia of weaponizing energy supplies in retaliation for Western sanctions it imposed on Moscow over its military intervention in Ukraine.

(Reporting by Reuters; Editing by Jan Harvey)

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