Pipelines, Storage & Power

OPAL utilisation falls back to 83% a day after hitting capacity

Flows on the OPAL gas pipeline had fallen from 100% of capacity to 83% on Thursday.
By Staff reporter 10 August 2017 0 27135

Flows on the OPAL gas pipeline, which delivers Russian gas from the eastern branch of the Nord Stream pipeline into Germany, had fallen from 100% of capacity to 83% in the early hours of Thursday, according to European transmission system operators.

Meanwhile, flows on the NEL pipeline – Nord Stream’s western offshoot – have returned to 57 million cubic metres per day (MMcm/d) after having fallen to 41 MMcm/d on Tuesday.

Russia’s Gazprom received access to its full capacity on OPAL at the end of July, causing...