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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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