Russian gas flows to Europe plummet as Russian gas cuts escalate By Reuters

© Reuters. Pipes from the landing facilities of the ‘Nord Stream 1’ gas pipeline are pictured in Lubmin, Germany March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

(Reuters) – Russian gas flows to Europe directly to Germany and via Ukraine plummeted on Tuesday morning as Moscow stepped up its European supply cuts by halting delivery to Dutch trader GasTerra.

Russian flow demands to Germany via the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline across the Baltic Sea fell to 65,146,776 kilowatt hours per hour (kWh), according to data from the pipeline operator.

Physical flows to Germany via the pipeline amounted to 67,341,225 kWh/h, compared to more than 73,000,000 kWh/h in the previous 24 hours.

Nominations for flows to Slovakia from Ukraine via the Velke Kapusany border point amounted to 37.5 million cubic meters (mcm) per day, down from 41.1 million mcm on Monday, manager data shows of Ukrainian transport network.

Russian gas producer Gazprom (MCX:) said its gas supply to Europe via Ukraine through the Sudzha entry point was estimated at 42.1 million cubic meters on Tuesday, down from 44.6 million of cubic meters on Monday.

A request for gas supplies through another major entry point, Sokhranovka, was rejected by Ukraine, Gazprom said.

Flows along the Yamal-Europe pipeline remained eastbound from Germany to Poland and reached 5,627,964 kilowatt hours per hour (kWh/h) on Tuesday from 4,152,112 kWh/h at midnight, according to data from Gascade operator.

Edwin S. Wolfe