The way is clear for the delivery of the Siemens turbine serviced in Canada for the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline. The government in Ottawa announced on Saturday evening that it would make an exception to the Russia sanctions and send the turbine back to Germany. Russia has justified a reduction in gas deliveries through the pipeline, among other things, with the missing turbine. The German government, however, had stressed that it considered this to be an excuse and that Russia was using gas supplies as a political weapon. Russia, in turn, had stated that gas deliveries to Europe would be increased again as soon as the turbine returned from Canada.
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