Sunday, February 5

Nord Stream Pipeline | Germany believes that the gas pipeline has been rendered useless forever

The German authorities consider that the leaks detected in the Nord Stream 1 and 2 in Baltic waters have left Russian gas pipeline disabled foreverreports the daily “Der Tagesspiegel”, citing German government sources.

According to ongoing valuations, damage cannot be quickly repaired and seawater will seep into the pipes, causing a irreversible corrosion, point to that medium.

The Danish Executive already warned this Wednesday that the investigation of the three leaks in the Baltic gas pipelines Nord Stream 1 and 2 may take several weeks until it is safe to conduct an inspection of the area.

All three leaks occurred in International waters: two in the Danish exclusive economic zone and one in the Swedish one.

As reported on Wednesday by the Swedish Coast Guard, the flow of gas in the area continues with the same force as yesterday, contrary to what the Danish Directorate General for Energy affirms.

The German Minister of Defense, Christine Lambertattributed today to a “possible sabotage” the leaks detected in the Nord-Stream 1 and 2.

Still yesterday, the German Minister of Economy and Climate Protection, Robert Habeckhad avoided entering into speculation about the causes of these leaks, arguing that it was premature to do so.

Subsequently, both the Danish Prime Minister, Mette Frederiksen, and her Swedish counterpart, Magdalena Andersonaffirmed in separate appearances before the media that everything pointed to a “deliberate” act and possible sabotage.

The European Union (EU) also warned this Wednesday, for its part, that it will react with a “strong and united response” to any “deliberate interruption of the European energy infrastructure”, after the three leaks detected in Baltic waters.

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Both pipelines were out of service. The Nord Stream 1, which had become operational in 2011, cut off supplies weeks ago after Russia alleged an oil leak at the only Russian compressor station still in operation.

The Nord Stream 2, whose construction began in 2011, never came into operation, since Germany suspended the authorization process as a result of Moscow’s recognition of the self-proclaimed separatist republics of Donbas.

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