11 July 2022, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Lubmin: Pipe systems and shut-off devices at the gas receiving station of the Nord Stream 1 Baltic Sea pipeline and the transfer station of the OPAL (Ostsee-Pipeline-Anbindungsleitung - Baltic Sea Pipeline Link) long-distance gas pipeline. The Nord Stream 1 Baltic Sea pipeline, through which Russian natural gas has been flowing to Germany since 2011, will be shut down for around ten days for scheduled maintenance work. Photo: Jens Büttner/dpa (Photo by Jens Büttner/picture alliance via Getty Images)