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Russia to Cut Nord Stream Gas Flow in Ominous Sign for Winter

  • Gazprom says turbine issues are behind supply reduction
  • Pipeline already operating at limited rate after maintenance
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Russia to Cut Nord Stream Gas Flow
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Russia is once again sharply reducing the flow of piped gas to Germany, reminding Europe of the daunting challenge the continent faces to build up its energy stockpiles before winter.

Gazprom PSJC will cut shipments on the Nord Stream pipeline -- the main gas link to the European Union -- to about 20% of its capacity from 7 a.m. Moscow time on Wednesday, the Russian gas giant said in a statement. Maintenance issues with a turbine that helps pump gas into the link are behind the curbs, it said.