According to statistics from German network operator Gascade, the Yamal-Europe pipeline, which generally transports Russian gas to Western Europe, was sending the fuel back to Poland for the sixth day in a row on Sunday.
On Sunday, data revealed that flows at the Mall now a metering station on the German-Polish border were flowing east into Poland at over 1.2 million kilowatt-hours (kWh/h) and were projected to remain at these levels throughout the day.
WIGA, a joint venture between Gazprom and the oil and gas corporation Wintershall DEA, owns Gascade (WINT.UL). Wintershall DEA is a joint venture between BASF (BASFn.DE) of Germany and LetterOne of Russia.
Though it coincides with escalating tensions between Moscow and the West over Ukraine and has driven gas prices to record highs, Russia claimed this week that the flow reversal was not a political act.
On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Germany was transferring Russian gas to Poland and Ukraine rather than alleviating an overheated market, blaming German gas importers for the reversal and skyrocketing prices.
According to data from Slovak pipeline operator Eustream, capacity nominations for Russian gas flows from Ukraine to Slovakia at the Velke Kapusany border point on Sunday were 739,826-megawatt hours (MWh), down slightly from Saturday’s 747,031 MWh and much below previous levels.
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