Russia Shuts Major Gas Pipeline To Europe


Russia Shuts Major Gas Pipeline To Europe

Russia has stopped gas supplies to Europe via a major pipeline.

The country claims repairs are needed.

State-owned energy giant, Gazprom, says the restrictions on the Nord Stream 1 pipeline would last for the next three days.

Already Russia has reduced gas exports via the pipeline.

Russia has also denied accusations it has used energy supplies as a weapon of war against Western countries.

The Nord Stream 1 pipeline stretches 745 miles under the Baltic Sea from the Russian coast near St Petersburg to north-eastern Germany.

It opened in 2011, and can send a maximum of 170 million cubic metres of gas per day from Russia to Germany.