Russia to Keep Nord Stream Pipeline Shut, Citing Mechanical Problems

Kremlin-controlled energy company Gazprom PJSC said it would suspend the key Nord Stream natural-gas pipeline to Germany until further notice, raising the pressure on Europe as governments race to avoid energy shortages this winter.

Gazprom said Friday that it found a technical fault during maintenance of the pipeline, which connects Russia with Germany under the Baltic Sea. The company said the pipeline will remain shut down until the issue is fixed, without giving any timeline.

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