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Maintenance of gas pipeline to Turkey increases pressure on Europe

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The supply of gas to Europe could come under further pressure next week. Gazprom started supplying significantly less gas this week via the Nord Stream pipeline to Germany. Planned maintenance to the TurkStream pipeline will be added next week. That pipeline from Russia to Turkey will be completely closed for a week.

Normally, gas also goes from Turkey to countries in southern Europe, such as Bulgaria, Greece and Italy. Those countries may receive less gas due to maintenance.

Due to the throttling of supplies via the Nord Stream line, which Gazprom also blames on maintenance in combination with sanctions, countries such as Germany, Austria, France and Italy have already had less gas. This led to a sharp rise in the European gas price. Several countries, including Germany, argued that with the move, Russia was using the gas supply as a weapon

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