Russia has sharply reduced gas supplies through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline. According to the reasoning, an important turbine is missing. The serviced turbine could soon be delivered from Canada.
According to government spokesman Steffen Hebestreit, the federal government has received “positive signals” from the Canadian government that the turbine serviced there will be delivered by Siemens Energy for the Nord Stream 1 pipeline. However, he could not confirm that the delivery had already taken place. Earlier, the Reuters news agency reported that Canada had dropped its opposition to the delivery .
The federal government had negotiated with the Canadian government because the delivery could violate sanctions against Russia , even if the EU has not imposed a gas embargo on Russia. A spokeswoman for the Ministry of Economic Affairs said that Canada had therefore offered to first deliver the turbine to Germany and not to the Russian energy company Gazprom.
The German government argues that the Russian government should not be given an excuse to cut gas supplies to Europe by pointing to the missing turbine. If the turbine can be used again, the Russian government can no longer refer to the alleged technical problem.