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Russia Sanctions Leave Nord Stream Turbine Stranded Abroad

  • Key part of pipeline can’t return from maintenance in Canada
  • That signals Russian gas curbs to Europe could be long lasting
A worker inspects pipework at the Nord Stream landing facility in Lubmin, Germany.

A worker inspects pipework at the Nord Stream landing facility in Lubmin, Germany.

Photographer: Alex Kraus/Bloomberg
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Western sanctions on Russia have left equipment key for the functioning of the Nord Stream gas pipeline stuck abroad, signaling shipments via the crucial route to Germany may be curbed for some time to come.

The turbine -- manufactured by Siemens Energy AG -- is currently unable to return from maintenance in Canada due to sanctions, the German company said Tuesday, confirming an earlier Bloomberg News report.