"Gazprom" has reduced deliveries through the Opal
"Gazprom" has reduced Deliveries through the Opal pipeline due to the limits imposed by the Courts of the European Union.
This morning the German Federal network Agency was notified that the limits on the access of Russian organizations to the gas pipeline, receiving gas from " Northern stream ", came into force.
Shipments decreased presumably at 0, 6 million cubic meters per hour.
along with this at 0, 3 million cubic meters per hour and increased transit capacity of the gas pipeline Nel, which together with the Opal takes gas from Russia from the " Nord stream ".
before the Court of the European Union has considered the complaint of the Polish authorities cancelled the Decision of the European Commission from 2016 to improve the access of Gazprom to Opal capacity. In the decision the court referred to the violation of the principle of energy solidarity.
The decision of the European Commission gave the possibility for the Russian organizations additionally transport up to 10, 2 billion cubic meters of gas per year, participating in the right auctions. According to the European standards, "Gazprom" default can only count on 50% of transit capacities of the pipe, or 12, 8 billion.
Firm and the Russian authorities are preparing a response to the Court's Decision. As highlighted by energy Minister Alexei Novak, limits will affect the dialogues on gas with Ukraine and the European Commission, and will affect European energy security. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak admitted that Moscow will appeal against the verdict of the Court of the European Union.
Opal - pipeline-tap, which connects Nord stream with the gas transmission system in Central and Western Europe." Blue fuel " comes to Germany to the Czech border.