Nord Stream 2 is still leaking gas after possible sabotage | Economie

Nord Stream 2 is still leaking gas after possible sabotage |  Economie

The Nord Stream 2 offshore gas pipeline is still leaking gas, set up by the Swedish Coast Guard after an inspection trip on the two pipelines in the Baltic Sea. According to the Swedes, it is a small leak that has grown slightly since the end of the week. Gas rises to the surface in a radius of 30 metres.

On Saturday, the Danish Energy Agency reported that Nord Stream 2 has stopped leaking, but that is not the case. However, the Swedish Coast Guard was able to confirm that no more gas was leaking from Nord Stream 1, the Danish Energy Agency reported on Sunday.

Two gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea were damaged last week near Denmark and Sweden. There is a strong suspicion that Nord Stream 1 and 2 were sabotaged, because the Swedish monitoring stations recorded explosions in gas pipelines last Monday.

The pipelines between Russia and Germany are largely owned by the Russian state gas group Gazprom. That company no longer supplies gas via Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 has never been used. But there was a lot of gas in both gas pipelines before the leaks occurred.

The Danish Energy Agency previously reported that in a worst-case scenario, greenhouse gas emissions from the leak would be equivalent to nearly a third of the total carbon dioxide that Denmark emits in one year.

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