Russian Gas Flows Steady On Key Pipelines To Europe

Russian Gas Flows Steady On Key Pipelines To Europe

LONDON, March 14 (Reuters) - Russian gas flows into Germany via Nord Stream 1 and Poland and into Slovakia via Ukraine were steady early on Monday, pipeline operator data showed on Monday morning.

Russian natural gas company Gazprom said it was continuing gas shipments via Ukraine, with volumes at 109.5 million cubic metres per day, marginally down from 109.6 million a day earlier.

Flows through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline which crosses the Baltic Sea to Germany were steady at 73,050,476 kilowatt hour per hour (kWh/h), operator data showed.

On the Yamal-Europe pipeline, which traverses Belarus and Poland, westward flows into Germany at the Mallnow border point stood at 8,664,192 kWh/h, data from operator Gascade showed, slightly higher than on Friday.

The pipeline usually accounts for about 15% of Russia's supply of gas to Europe but had been operating in reverse mode at Mallnow from Dec.

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Westward flows restarted on Feb. 25, intermittently at first and continuously since the evening of March 8.

For supply into Slovakia from Ukraine via the Velke Kapusany border point, capacity nominations stood at around 881,889 megawatt hours per day.
(Reporting by Nina Chestney, Editing by Louise Heavens)