Russia’s Gazprom announces indefinite shutdown of Nord Stream 1 pipeline

Gazprom halted gas flows through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline to Germany Friday, citing a gas leak and providing no time frame for when supplies could be restarted. The state-owned oil firm said supplies would remain halted through Saturday after the leak was detected. The energy giant said the pipeline would not restart until repairs were fully implemented. Gazprom said the leak was found at the main gas turbine at the Portovaya compressor station near St Petersburg. On Telegram, Gazprom published a picture of cables covered in a brown liquid and claiming it was a consequence of the defect the state-owned firm had detected.