Eastward gas flows via Yamal pipeline rise, flows via Ukraine stable

Eastbound gas flows via the Yamal-Europe pipeline to Poland from Germany jumped on Tuesday, while flows of gas from Russia to Europe via Ukraine remained steady.

Exit flows through the Yamal pipeline at the Mallnow metering point on the German border rose to 2,935,980 kilowatt-hours per hour (kWh/h) between 0800 and 0900 CET, from about 786,455 kWh/h in the early hours of the morning.

The increase in flows was in line with nominations, or requests for gas.

Russia’s Gazprom (GAZP.MM) said it will pipe 42.4 million cubic metres (mcm) of gas to Europe via Ukraine on Tuesday, the same level as reported in recent days.

Nominations for Russian gas into Slovakia from Ukraine via the Velke Kapusany border point stood at 36.9 million cubic metres (mcm), unchanged from the previous day, Ukrainian transmission system data showed.

Gas flows via the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, which crosses the Baltic Sea from Russia to Germany, remained at zero.

The pipeline was shut on Aug. 31 for what was supposed to be three days of maintenance, but has not reopened, with Moscow blaming supply disruptions on Western sanctions and technical issues.

Sweden’s Maritime Authority said on Tuesday it had issued a warning of two leaks on the Nord Stream 1 pipeline in Swedish and Danish waters, shortly after a leak on the nearby Nord Stream 2 project, which was never started, was discovered.