Alexei Miller, head of Russian state-controlled natural gas monopoly Gazprom, said on Wednesday that repairing the damaged Nord Stream pipelines would take at least a year, and that Russia had still not been granted access to the area of damage.
Speaking at the Russian Energy Week conference in Moscow, Miller also echoed a call made earlier on Wednesday by Russian President Vladimir Putin for a European gas hub in Turkey.
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Miller also said that gas in Germany’s underground storage will be enough for between 2 and 2.5 months.
Speaking at the Russia Energy Week conference in Moscow, Miller warned Europe of the consequences of renouncing Russian gas, saying that there was “no guarantee” that Europe would survive winter based on its current gas storage capacity.