¬†Gazprom again points to lack of location to carry out turbine repairs EU Council President Michel slams use of gas as a weapon Shutdown of Nord Stream ‘proof’ of Russian cynicism: Mamer The EU has slammed the move by Gazprom late Sept. 2 to close the Nord Stream pipeline indefinitely, as the Russian state-controlled company continued Sept. 3 to look to justify the shutdown on technical grounds. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Gazprom said Sept. 2 that Nord Stream would remain closed after an oil leak was detected in the last operational turbine at the Portovaya compressor station during maintenance work. It suspended flows on Aug. 31 to carry out the work, but said it was not possible to resume supplies — which had already been running at just 20% of capacity — as planned on Sept. 3 because […]