Russia’s state-owned gas giant Gazprom reduced flows through Nord Stream 1 to 40% of the sticker capacity.
The German subsidiary of the Russian gas giant was placed into temporary administration in April.
Since the start of Russia’s war against Ukraine, Germany has paid Russia 12.1 billion euros for energy.
The terms contemplate negotiations and finalisation of a definitive 15-year supply and purchase contract for approximately 2.25 million tonnes per year of LNG.
Germany is seeking to reduce its heavy reliance on Russia for gas following the Kremlin's invasion of Ukraine.
Germany plans to stop importing Russian oil by the end of the year even if the European Union fails to agree on an EU-wide ban in its next set of sanctions.
The total occupancy of European gas storage facilities (UGS) is 93.6%.