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How Nord Stream Became So Important in Europe’s Gas War

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Putin Signals Key Pipeline to Europe Will Restart

Europe is waiting for dawn on Thursday to find out whether Russia will restart natural gas flows via its biggest pipeline after maintenance.

President Vladimir Putin has signaled the supply will resume -- but at lower levels and with conditions. With Moscow already curbing flows via other routes, Nord Stream is more crucial than ever. Maintenance is due to end by 6 a.m. Berlin time, and the first data on flows will be closely watched by traders and policy makers alike.