Readers of the German magazine Spiegel reacted sharply to the news that gas transportation via Nord Stream will be suspended from August 31 to September 2 due to scheduled maintenance.
Many were afraid that deliveries after that could decrease or even stop, and some noted that the sanctions against Russia returned like a boomerang, RIA Novosti reports.
“As long as the gas flows through the old pipeline, everything is in order. If it becomes less or not at all, there will be a commotion. But it is generally impossible to get gas through the new pipeline. Is this state of affairs still rationally justified? – asked the question kgen.
“What did you expect if we impose sanctions against Russia and supply weapons to Ukraine?” DruckPause noted.
“Apparently, no one could have imagined that our sanctions could provoke counter-sanctions? After all, electricity comes from a socket, but gas always comes from a gas pipe,” Colnago emphasized.
“The customer pissed off the supplier and is now left with nothing,” says Tester.
“A crisis that we have brought upon ourselves. Of course, no one wants to admit it, why would,” complained Heiko-Pp4bQ1eng.
“Our federal chancellor needs to visit the turbine again. Maybe even stroke her and talk to her gently. Then everything will be better,” Antiaktion mocked.
“I think we are living in bad times. We should be afraid both for ourselves and for our children,” wrote Caroline_5728.
“If you start an economic war, you will have to face its consequences. Our “far-sighted” politicians clearly did not take this into account. The great philosopher Merkel taught us to always think from the end,” summed up the readers.
Gazprom announced a complete halt of supplies through Nord Stream from August 31 to September 2 due to the repair of the only gas pumping unit. Against this background, the cost of gas in Europe exceeded 2.7 thousand dollars per thousand cubic meters.
Moscow said that the further work of the Nord Stream will depend on the demand for gas and restrictions imposed on Russia.