Russia will reduce Europe’s gas flow through the Nord Stream by 20%

Russia said this week it would further reduce natural gas supplies to Europe, lobbying for another volley in its economic war with the West and raising new questions about Europe’s ability to avoid closing factories and leaving the house cold this winter,

Russian state-owned energy producer Gazprom PJSC said gas exports through the crucial Nord Stream pipeline to Germany would drop to about a fifth of the pipe’s capacity, blaming problems related to sanctions. Turbine whose flow has already reduced. Gazprom said the fresh reduction in pipeline capacity – currently from 40% to 20% – is expected to take effect from Wednesday.