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Germany’s Gas Woes About to Get Worse as Pipeline Set to Stop

  • Nord Stream link to shut for maintenance for 10 days in July
  • Supply losses coincide with German efforts to fill up storage
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Germany Triggers Phase-Two of Emergency Gas Plan

Europe’s biggest buyer of Russian gas is bracing for a further drop in supply next month when a key pipeline shuts for maintenance -- and fears the link may never return to full capacity.

The Nord Stream pipe, already operating at just 40% of normal levels, will be offline for works on July 11-21, tightening a market that’s seen prices soar in recent weeks. That means less gas will be available to pump into storage, jeopardizing German efforts to replenish essential stockpiles ahead of winter.