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Politico.eu.com | Germany unveils new measures to cut usage of natural gas, 20 June
Germany will notably use less gas for producing electricity, replacing it with energy produced by coal plants. "That means, to be honest, more coal-fired power plants for a transitional period. That's bitter, but it's almost necessary in this situation to reduce gas consumption," Habeck, from the Greens, noted. Existing coal plants will be upgraded to temporarily compensate the decline of energy production from gas-fired plants.
Reuters | Nord Stream gas capacity constrained as sanctions delay equipment, 14 June
"Due to the delayed return of gas compressor units from repair by Siemens ... and technical engines' malfunctions, only three gas compressor units can currently be used at the Portovaya compression station," Gazprom said.

Siemens Energy, which was spun off from former parent Siemens (SIEGn.DE) in 2020, said in a statement that it supplied so-called aeroderivative gas turbines for a compressor station for Nord Stream 1 in 2009. These were manufactured in Canada and needed to be regularly sent back for maintenance, Siemens Energy said, adding one of the turbines was currently being overhauled in Montreal.

"Due to the sanctions imposed by Canada, it is currently impossible for Siemens Energy to deliver overhauled gas turbines to the customer. Against this background we have informed the Canadian and German governments and are working on a viable solution," the company said.

archived Pressrelease #233 from 8 June 2022, Siemens to wind down Russian operations, Robert Habeck and Nord Stream 2
by Cat on Mon Jun 20th, 2022 at 11:32:57 PM EST
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euractiv | G7 to discuss gas turbine needed by Germany, blocked in Canada by sanctions, 23 June allegedly
The leaders of G7 industrialized countries, which include Canada and Germany, are meeting in Bavaria from Sunday through Tuesday [26-28 June].
G7: FR, DE, IT, EU(27), JP, UK, US, CA
Russia's state-controlled Gazprom has cut the capacity along the Nord Stream 1 pipeline to just 40% of usual levels in recent days, citing the delayed return of equipment being serviced by Germany's Siemens Energy [GmbH] in Canada.
Siemens Energy [AG], which was spun off from former parent Siemens (SIEGn.DE) in 2020, supplied so-called aeroderivative gas turbines for a compressor station for Nord Stream 1 in 2009 [13 years ago]... These [turbines] were manufactured in Canada and needed to be regularly sent back [to Canada] for maintenance, Siemens Energy said, adding one of the turbines was currently being overhauled in Montreal.
Canada, alongside its Western allies, has issued sweeping sanctions on Russia since it invaded Ukraine in February.
Nord Stream I shareholders: PJSC Gazprom (RF) = 51%; Wintershall Dea AG (DE), PEG Infrastruktur AG (DE), N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie (NL), ENGI (FR) = combined 49%
European leaders such as German Chancellor Olaf Scholz have questioned whether the cut in flows EU Russian "embargo" is politically motivated rather than a technical issue mechanical repair .

[Canada's Natural Resources Minister Jonathan] Wilkinson said he did not know for sure if the turbines were the reason for the current reduction in gas supplies, but said ["]the issue["] should be resolved anyway. "The reason why these turbines are refurbished here is that they do need to be refurbished [in Canada]. And so at some point, it will have an impact," he said.

by Cat on Thu Jun 23rd, 2022 at 06:20:03 PM EST
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Politico.eu.com | No Deal 2035, 28 June
"key members of the government publicly brawled while EU ministers"
by Cat on Tue Jun 28th, 2022 at 04:42:52 PM EST
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DEsplainin | Germany signals support for 2035 fossil fuel car phaseout, with conditions
"CO2 neutral fuels" + IT, PT, SK, BG, RO phaseout calculus
by Cat on Tue Jun 28th, 2022 at 04:53:32 PM EST
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