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Russia’s Gazprom Suspends Gas Deliveries to Europe Due to Repairs

September 1, 2008

Text of report by Russian state news agency RIA Novosti

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Moscow, 1 September: Gas transportation through the Yamal-Europe pipeline will be suspended as of 1600 on 2 September until 2200 on 3 September due to repairs, a Gazprom report reads.

“Following requests from the EuRoPol GAZ and Wingas companies for planned repairs in Poland and Germany, gas transportation through the Yamal-Europe pipeline will be suspended from 1600 on 2 September until 2200 on 3 September. As of 2200 on 3 September until 2200 on 4 September gas deliveries will amount to 50m cu.m. a day,” the report said.

The rated capacity of the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline is 100m cu.m. a day. “Gas deliveries to European consumers will be compensated by increased transit volumes via alternative routes,” Gazprom said.

Originally published by RIA Novosti news agency, Moscow, in Russian 1430 01 Sep 08.

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