Russian fuel large Gazprom mentioned on Monday it had obtained a proper warning from Russian regulators that the idled Portovaya compressor station, which is meant to push fuel in the direction of Germany by the Nord Steam 1 pipeline, now not complied with security necessities.
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Gazprom had mentioned on Friday that it had detected a leak of engine oil in the one turbine that was nonetheless working at Portovaya, and would shut off pure fuel provide till it was repaired.
On Monday, it cited Siemens Vitality, which has achieved upkeep on Nord Stream 1 generators, as saying that “the causes of oil leakage can solely be eradicated by a specialised restore firm.”
Its assertion mentioned Portovaya was now a “hazardous manufacturing facility” and will now not function legally.
Siemens Vitality mentioned on Saturday that it had not been commissioned to hold out the work, and that the leak reported by Gazprom wouldn’t normally have an effect on the operation of a turbine and could possibly be sealed on website.
It additionally mentioned different generators have been out there to be used on the Portovaya station.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Monday reiterated Moscow’s place that issues with the provision of fuel from Russia have been totally the results of Western sanctions.
Europe has accused Russia of weaponizing vitality provides in retaliation for Western sanctions imposed on Moscow over its army intervention in Ukraine.