Russia’s Gazprom PJSC said in a Wednesday statement it currently had no indication vital equipment for its Nord Stream 1 (NS1) pipeline would be returned from Canada, potentially reversing hopes of a quick restoration of natural gas capacity for Europe.


A gas turbine engine from one of NS1’s compressor stations (CS) has been under maintenance by a Canadian arm of Germany’s Siemens AG since before Russia invaded Ukraine in February. Gazprom previously reduced western gas flows to about 40% of total capacity on the NS1 pipeline, citing the absence of one of the compressor station’s eight engines and other maintenance issues.

Canadian officials confirmed Monday the country would allow the engine to be returned, but Gazprom’s statement cast doubts on a return to service...