Gas flows to the east via the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline are decreasing, flows via Ukraine are stabilizing

November 8 (Reuters) – Eastward gas flows via the Yamal-Europe pipeline to Poland from Germany plummeted on Tuesday morning while gas flows from Russia to Europe via Ukraine remained stable.

Exit flows at the Mallnow metering point on the German pipeline border were 2,481,469 kilowatt hours (kWh) per hour between 07:00 CET and 08:00 CET, compared to around 3,400,000 kWh for most of the day previous, depending on the data.

The evolution of flows is in line with the nominations, or requests, of gas buyers.

Russian gas nominations to Slovakia from Ukraine via the Velke Kapusany border point amounted to 36.7 million cubic meters (mcm), almost unchanged from the previous day, according to data from the Ukrainian transport system.

Russia’s Gazprom (GAZP.MM) said on Tuesday it would ship 42.4 million cubic meters of natural gas to Europe via Ukraine on Tuesday, in line with recent volumes.

Gas flows via the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline, which crosses the Baltic Sea to Germany from Russia, remained zero.

The pipeline has not reopened since it was closed Aug. 31 for what was expected to be three days of maintenance.

Moscow blamed the shutdown on Western sanctions and technical issues. The pipeline has since been damaged by suspected sabotage.

Reporting by Ashitha Shivaprasad in Bengaluru and Bozorgmehr Sharafedin in London Editing by David Goodman

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