Gazprom suspends gas supplies to Latvia

Russian gas consortium Gazprom this Saturday immediate suspension of gas supply to neighbor Latvia.

“Today, Gazprom suspended gas supplies to Latvia in line with its July request. violation of gas selection conditions“, the Russian company says in a brief statement.

It comes out after a day Baltic country to announce resumption of Russian gas imports through a brokerage firm

Then, Latvia and the other two Baltic republics, Estonia and Lithuania, did not accept Russia’s request to pay for gas in rubles..

In mid-July, the Latvian Parliament adopted the following resolution: Completely ban gas imports from the Russian giant As of January 1, 2023.

In the Latvian city of Incukalns there is a large underground gas tank.It is operated by Conexus Baltic Grid, a combined gas storage and distribution network for the three Baltic states.

According to Gazprom calculations, Latvia received more than 1.6 billion cubic meters of gas per year in 2019 and 2020.

Gazprom reduced its gas pump to Germany to one-fifth of the Nord Stream pipeline’s capacity on Wednesday.A decision that Berlin sees as a “strategy of war”.

While Russian President Vladimir Putin insists that Gazprom will honor its contractual obligations, the company cites “technical reasons” for the outages, which it blames on the German company Siemens, to which the compressor station’s turbines belong.

This Tuesday, Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrovstated that the twin Nord Stream 2 pipeline “could fully meet the needs of Europe”.however, he stressed that the Europeans “did not allow the operation for political reasons”.

Nord Strem 2 was never released as Germany froze its certification on February 22 of this year, the day after Russia recognized the independence of the self-proclaimed People’s Republic. Luhansk and Donetskand two days before Russia launched its “special military operation” in Ukraine.

Source: Informacion

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