"Gazprom" has twice reduced pumping gas at OPAL, said in Germany
"Gazprom" is obliged to reduce the transportation of gas via the Opal to half of the transit capacity of the pipeline According to the decision of the court of justice, told Last news in the Federal network Agency of Germany.
yesterday, the EU court overturned the European Commission decision from 2016 on increased access for Gazprom to the Opal capacities, finding it violates the principle of energy solidarity. The pipeline takes gas from Russia from the " Nord stream ".
Cancelled the decision of the European Commission from October 2016 gave to the Russian organizations the opportunity to further transport through the Opal to 10, 2 billion cubic meters of gas per year. According to European standards by default, "Gazprom" can count only on half of the transit capacity of the pipe, or 12, 8 billion.
Now back in force the previous decision of the European Commission, from 2009. To access the Opal capacities in excess of 50%, then from "Gazprom" demanded to sell on the Czech market of 3 billion cubic meters of gas per year on special conditions. The Russian Firm did not agree, and Opal for a long time was not fully loaded.