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Canada Working With Germany on Options to Restore Vital Gas Flow

  • Penalties against Russia left Nord Stream turbine stuck abroad
  • Canada trying to ‘find pathway’ to solve issue, minister says
The starting point of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, in Ust-Luga, Russia.
The starting point of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, in Ust-Luga, Russia.

Source: Bloomberg

Canada is wrestling with how to comply with sanctions on Russia’s oil-and-gas business without penalizing big customer -- and Ottawa ally -- Germany at the same time, a Cabinet minister said.

Penalties on Russia for invading Ukraine left a turbine needed to help run the Nord Stream pipeline stranded in Canada. Soon after, Russia’s state-run gas giant Gazprom PJSC slashed supplies through the pipeline, the biggest gas link to the European Union, to just 40% of capacity.