Data from Gascade, the German network operator, showed that natural gas supplies via Yamal-Europe, which normally sends Russian gas west to Europe, rose on Tuesday towards Poland.
For the 15th consecutive day, the gas flowed in reverse, from Germany to Poland.
The Eastbound volumes reached almost 9.9 Million Kilowatt Hours (kWh/h at the Mallnow Metering Point on the German-Polish Border on Tuesday morning. This is an increase from the 5.8 million kWh/h earlier.
It accounts for approximately one-sixth of Russia’s annual gas exports to Europe, Turkey and Europe.
Gazprom, a Russian gas exporter, has not booked gas transit capacity to export via the pipeline Tuesday, according to auction results.
At an auction, last month, 8.3 million kWh/h was purchased by the company for transit capacity via the pipeline.
Russian President Vladimir Putin stated last month that Germany was selling Russian gas to Ukraine and Poland rather than relieving an overheated marketplace. He blamed the Yamal pipeline reversal and the rocketing gas prices on German gas importers.
On Tuesday, the capacity nominations for Russian gas flows from Ukraine to Slovakia via Velke Kapusany border point remained lower than usual. This is another important route for Russian gas to Europe.
The nominated power output was 285,288 megawatts (MWh), slightly higher than Monday’s levels, but still well below the levels of more than 900,000. This data came from Eustream, a Slovakian pipeline operator.