Russian Gas in Yamal Pipeline Flows East for 14th Day

(Reuters) — The Yamal-Europe pipeline which usually sends Russian gas west into Europe was flowing east from Germany to Poland on Monday for a 14th straight day, data from German network operator Gascade showed.

Eastbound volumes hit almost 5.9 million kilowatt hours (kWh/h) at the Mallnow metering point on the German-Polish border, the data showed, broadly unchanged over the past 24 hours.

The pipeline accounts for about one sixth of Russia's normal annual gas exports to Europe and Turkey.

Russian gas exporter Gazprom has not booked gas transit capacity for export via the pipeline for Monday, auction results showed.

The company booked 8.3 million kWh/h of transit capacity via the pipeline for January at an auction last month.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said last week that Germany was reselling Russian gas to Poland and Ukraine rather than relieving an overheated market, putting blame for the reversal of flows along the Yamal pipeline, and rocketing prices, on German gas importers.

Capacity nominations for Russian gas flows from Ukraine to Slovakia via the Velke Kapusany border point, another major route for Russian gas to Europe, fell further on Monday.

The nominations stood at 275,827 megawatt hours (MWh), their lowest level since February 24, 2021, down from Sunday's 375,740 MWh, data from Slovak pipeline operator Eustream showed.

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