‘Conexus’: ‘Gazprom’ gas pipeline repairs will not affect Latvia’s natural gas supply

NOT “GazpromRepairs to the gas transmission system in the Valdaja-Pskov gas pipeline have been planned and agreed in advance with all transmission system operators (TSOs) in the Baltic States and Finland. The planned works will not affect the supply of natural gas in Latvia, the portal “Delfi” was informed by the transmission system operator AS “Conexus Baltic Grid“(” Conexus “).

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The planned repair works were already agreed on December 3, 2021, when they were published on the website of JSC “Conexus Baltic Grid”, as well as on the website of ENTSOG Transparency Platform.

Gazprom’s planned repairs in Russia will take place in two phases, from January 17 to February 6, 2022 and from February 24 to April 7, according to Conexus. During the repair work, Gazprom will change the pipeline sections to improve the security of the transmission system. The change of transmission stages is performed in accordance with the results of Gazprom’s internal diagnostics.

Latvia’s supply is fully provided by the Inčukalns underground gas storage, but market participants also have access to alternative natural gas supply routes from the Balticconnector gas pipeline in Finland or the liquefied natural gas terminal in Lithuania and Klaipeda, Conexus emphasizes.

During the last five years, no significant amounts of natural gas have been supplied from the Inčukalns underground gas storage facility to Russia, and Gazprom plans to repair its main gas pipelines during the winter season, when there is no natural gas supply to Latvia and the possibility of supplying the disconnected section from Inčukalns UGS.

It has already been reported that Gazprom will carry out the planned maintenance work on the Valday-Pskov-Riga gas pipeline from Monday, the company announced on Friday. Repairs will last until February 6. Gazprom revealed that they have agreed with other pipeline operators. The purpose of the repairs is to increase the security of gas supply, Gazprom announced,

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