Russia’s Gazprom stated Siemens was ready to repair the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, but there was nowhere for them to be done. The German company has refuted the allegations and stated that it was not requested to perform the task.
Gazprom has stated that it would not restore gas supplies to Germany via Nord Stream until an oil leak has been repaired. Nord Stream 1 flows were set to restart early Saturday morning. On Friday, Gazprom released a photo of an oil spill on a piece of equipment.
According to Siemens Energy, the leak did not represent a technical basis to halt gas shipments. According to Germany’s network authority, the situation is tight and further worsening cannot be ruled out.