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Germany accuses Russia of ‘power play’ as gas pipeline supply drops by half

By Philip Oltermann

27 Jul 2022 · 3 min read

Germany calls Gazprom's reasons to limit gas supply baseless and is calling this act just a 'power play' by Russia.

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Germany has accused Moscow of engaging in “power play” over energy exports, as Russian state-run Gazprom further throttled gas supplies into Europe.

As announced two days earlier, the energy giant on Wednesday reduced the gas flow through Nord Stream 1 to 33m cubic metres a day – about 20% of the pipeline’s total capacity and half the amount it has been delivering since resuming service last week after 10 days of maintenance work.

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