Germany calls for shale gas production in the Baltic Sea

BERLIN, September 5 – RIA Novosti. The liberal party FDP is in favor of lifting the ban on shale gas production in Germany’s coastal areas in the Baltic Sea, a representative of the political force said on Monday at a press conference after the party congress.
“Since we are in favor of the use of liquefied gas, we need to debate the extent to which it is worth considering and exploiting domestic resources. This primarily concerns resources in the exclusive economic zone and coastal waters of the Baltic Sea,” the party chairman said in Lower Saxon Parliament Stefan Birkner.

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The bans on the exploitation of the shelf that are still in force under the coalition agreement do not correspond to the “spirit of the times”, while Germany, as an alternative to Russian gas, imports liquefied gas from other countries and builds terminals for it, he added.
Earlier, the German news agency dpa reported that the FDP parliamentary group demanded the dismantling of Nord Stream 2, this was stated in a document adopted at a retreat in Bremen.

Peskov named the reason for the suspension of gas supplies via Nord Stream

Gazprom reported this week that Nord Stream, which had previously been shut down for three days for scheduled maintenance, could not resume operation due to an oil leak at the only running Trent 60 unit. A German Siemens Energy spokesman told RIA Novosti that the company considers the conclusion of Gazprom as a technical reason for stopping the gas pipeline.
Since mid-June, Nord Stream has been operating with restrictions, and since the end of July – only 20% of its nearly 170 million cubic meters of capacity per day. The Russian side emphasized that the decrease in supplies was due solely to sanctions, which caused problems with the maintenance and repair of Siemens gas pumping units. Recently, only one turbine provided work.

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Translation by RJ983

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