Gazprom was obliged to halve deliveries through OPAL

Газпром обязали вдвое сократить поставки через OPAL

Gazprom should restrict the use of the OPAL pipeline

The court decision prohibiting the use Gazprom to the OPAL gas pipeline at full capacity, entered into force.

Russian Gazprom should immediately halve gas deliveries through the OPAL pipeline, East branch from the Maritime routes of Nord stream. On Wednesday, September 11, said the German regulator Bundesnetzagentur, according to Reuters.

“If necessary, Bundesnetzagentur will do oversight steps to ensure this”, – said the representative of the regulator.

The requirements to reduce the use of capacities of the OPAL includes the already reserved capacity of the pipe. The capacity utilization rate in excess of the limit cannot be booked.

We will remind, on the eve of Poland’s PGNiG win in EU Court case about the pipeline OPAL, which will allow Gazprom to abandon the gas transit through Ukraine.

A decades-old ban on access to the Russian gas monopoly to almost all facilities OPAL in October 2016, lifted by the European Commission.

However, this was opposed by the Polish gas company PGNiG and the Polish government. They filed lawsuits to the European court and the court of düsseldorf, after which the maximum utilization of Gazprom OPAL was again suspended.

In October 2017, the German court again allowed Gazprom to use OPAL at close to full capacity.

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