Russia resumes pumping gas to Europe through its biggest pipeline.
It comes after warnings Russia could curb or halt supplies.
The Nord Stream 1 pipeline restarted following a 10-day maintenance break but at a reduced level.
On Wednesday, the European Commission urged countries to cut gas use by 15% over the next seven months in case Russia switched off Europe’s supply.
Russia supplied Europe with 40% of its natural gas last year.
Germany was the continent’s largest importer in 2020.
However, it has reduced its dependence on Russian gas from 55% to 35%.
Eventually, it wants to stop using gas from Russia altogether.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February sent wholesale gas prices soaring in Europe, with a knock-on impact on consumer energy bills.