A powerful explosion followed by a day-long fire at a Gazprom plant in Western Siberia cut Russian gas deliveries to Germany in half on Friday.
EU gas prices spiked. The explosion cut gas deliveries across Poland through the Yamal pipeline. Deliveries across Ukraine are expected to drop today. But deliveries through Nord Stream 1 to Germany continue unaffected. Gazprom seeks to have Nord Stream 2 Ukraine bypass pipeline commissioned this fall.