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Gas flow through Yamal-Europe pipeline up by quarter Tuesday morning

MOSCOW. Sept 14 (Interfax) – The physical flow of gas through the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline at the entry into Germany’s gas transport system rose by a quarter on Tuesday morning compared to the average level of the previous day, data from German gas transport operator Gascade show.

The flow of gas increased to 3.5 million cubic meters per hour on Tuesday morning and stabilized at this level following an average of 2.7 mcm per hour on Monday.

In recent months, the Yamal-Europe pipeline has played a balancing role in the structure of Gazprom’s export flows. Supplies through the pipeline decreased dramatically at the beginning of August as the Russian gas giant injected most volume into its domestic storage facilities. The flow decreased even more after the fire at Gazprom’s Urengoy condensate treatment plant, a key element of the gas production process in the Nadym-Pur-Tazov region, Russia’s main gas province.

The gas flow via the Yamal-Europe pipeline is most closely linked to gas injection into the underground storage (UGS) facilities used by Gazprom in Europe. The situation regarding injection into European UGS is much worse than usual this season. Gazprom has not yet pumped 1 billion cubic meters of gas into European UGS during the 2021 warm season.