Leak in Russian gas pipeline, fear of tampering
These pipelines are currently not supplying gas due to the ongoing energy deadlock between Ukraine and Russia as a result of the war. Delivery has stopped or permission to start has not been given. Despite this, gas pipelines are filled with natural gas.
After an unusual leak on Tuesday, two natural gas pipelines from Russia to Germany via the Baltic Sea are said to have been tampered with. Due to this incident, the inauguration of the long-awaited pipeline for Poland did not receive much attention. This new pipeline will supply gas from Norway to Europe and will also reduce Europe’s dependence on Russian gas. Danish Prime Minister Mette Fredriksen says Nord Streams 1 and 2 have had three leaks in the past day and that she “cannot rule out the possibility of manipulation”.
These pipelines are currently not supplying gas due to the ongoing energy deadlock between Ukraine and Russia as a result of the war. Delivery has stopped or permission to start has not been given. Despite this, gas pipelines are filled with natural gas. Fredriksen, together with Polish President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, opened the valve of the Yellow Pipe, part of the Baltic Pipe, to open the gas supply. Using this pipeline, natural gas from Norway will reach Poland via Denmark and the Baltic Sea.
No official has yet provided any evidence suggesting the cause of the Russian pipeline leak. However, in Central Europe, which Russia does not trust, there are fears that Moscow may have tampered with it as a form of deterrence or to make the pipelines vulnerable to attack. This leak in natural gas pipelines has occurred in the coastal areas of Denmark and Sweden. A Polish government official said he could not rule out the possibility of a Russian “provocation” in the incident.
Foreign Minister Markin Parjidaz said: “I cannot rule out any circumstance. We are in a situation of serious international tension. “Unfortunately, our eastern neighbor is constantly pursuing an aggressive policy.” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov described the leak as “extremely concerning.” In the conference call, the spokesperson said: “This is an unprecedented situation that must be investigated immediately. We are very concerned about this news.
When asked if anyone did this intentionally, Peskov said, “Nothing can be ruled out.” As the pipeline does not currently supply any gas to Europe, the energy from the leak will not be a problem. will also be limited. Kristin Rune Paulsen, energy analyst from Green Power Denmark, said that “a gas leak like this is very unusual.” He warned of the “possibility of an attack on infrastructure”.
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