The Gazprom PJSC Slavyanskaya compressor station, the starting point of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, in Ust-Luga, Russia. Source: Bloomberg Bloomberg News Gazprom PJSC once again blamed Siemens Energy AG for the fact that turbines aren’t operating as they should on the Nord Stream gas pipeline to Europe. While Kremlin insiders admit Gazprom could be piping more gas , the company set out what it said were the challenges to getting the machines working. Siemens has dismissed Gazprom’s criticisms, saying equipment maintenance should be routine. The dispute also illustrates the complications for the European Union, which is racing to secure supplies and stave off a recession amid an energy crisis. Gazprom earlier this week cut Nord Stream flows to 20% of capacity, citing issues with turbine maintenance and sanctions imposed by Western countries opposed to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. “We urge the partners to resolve the issues as […]