These are four vast leaks freeing tens of thousands of tonnes of methane that have touched the two pipelines since the beginning of last week, off the Danish Island of Bornholm
Le Monde with AFP
The bubbles caused by gas leaks have ceased over the damaged Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline, but not above North Stream 2, announced Swedish coast guards , Monday, October 3, after an overview of the two conducts victims of an alleged sabotage in the Baltic Sea.
The operator of the submarine gas pipelines connecting Russia to Germany, Nord Stream AG, announced on Saturday 1 er October the end of the leaks on North Stream 2, on the basis of Insufficient pressure so that the gas can escape from the gas pipeline.
These are four vast leaks freeing tens of thousands of tonnes of methane that have touched the two pipelines since the beginning of last week, off the Danish island of Bornholm. They are located in international waters, but two of them are in the exclusive Swedish economic zone (ZEE), and the other two in the Danish ZEE.
According to the Danish authorities, the leaks, in net decline, had to stop around this weekend. On the Swedish side, the main leak affected Nord Stream 1, while a smaller one concerned Nord Stream 2. This is still active on Monday, the coast guards said in a press release.
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During an overview made Monday morning around 8 am (Paris time), “the largest leak was no longer visible, but the little one had increased again”, with a diameter of bubbles at sea ” about 30 meters “.
Submarine explosions equivalent “to hundreds of kilos of TNT” are the source of the leaks discovered on the North Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines in international waters off the Danish Island of Bornholm, and ” All the information available indicates that these explosions are the consequence of a deliberate act, “said Sweden and Denmark in an official report to the United Nations.
Suspected of being at the origin of leaks, Russia had counter-attacked on Wednesday, pointing to the United States and obtaining a meeting of the UN Security Council on Friday September 30.