Nord Stream 1: Russia restarts gas supplies to Europe through biggest pipeline

Russia has restarted supplying gas to Europe through its biggest pipeline, Nord Stream 1, following a 10-day maintenance break. There had been fears Moscow may not have resumed the flow in response to EU sanctions over the war in Ukraine. Last year, Russia supplied Europe with 40% of its natural gas. Germany was the the continent’s largest importer in 2020, but has reduced its dependence on Russian gas.