Gazprom’s Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline will not deliver natural gas to Germany for 10 days in mid-July as it undergoes annual maintenance. It was confirmed earlier this month that the work will take place from July 11 to July 21.
Germany is concerned over the shutdown, fearing that the flow of gas will not be turned back on, the Financial Times reported on Thursday.
According to the paper, last week’s 60% reduction of gas flow by Gazprom due to a technical issue with parts has added to fears that the supply may be shut down completely. This comes as Europe is trying to top up its gas reserves ahead of the winter season.