What is known about the leak from the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines?

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  • The Danish authorities detected on Tuesday two leaks to the northeast and one to the southeast of the island of Bornholm, located in the Baltic Sea, between the coasts of Denmark, Germany and Poland.

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What is known about the leak from the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines?

Waiting to know the causes that have caused three simultaneous leaks in the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines, more and more voices point to sabotage and warn of the consequences that an intentional act of this type they could have.

Exclusion zone

What is known about the leak of gas pipelines Nord Stream 1 and 2?

The three gas pipeline leaks occurred in international waters: two in the Danish exclusive economic zone and one in the Swedish one. As reported by According to the Swedish Coast Guard, the gas flow in the area continues to be strong, which prevents the movement of vessels due to the possible loss of propulsion. “There is still a lot of gas coming out of the three leaks. There seems to be a pressure loss in the pipes and, therefore, less gas comes out than yesterday. And we hope it stays that way. in the next few days,” Coast Guard Director Kristoffer Böttzauw said.

Smoky pool of methane gas in the Baltic Sea threatens to trigger environmental disaster As scientific experts and environmental organizations have already begun to warn, methane is considered a key emitter of greenhouse gasesso the scientific community is struggling to make some kind of prediction about the effects of the triple fugue. Both pipes contain pressurized gas, although they are not currently in operation.

Possible sabotage

What is known about the leak of the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines?

Denmark believes that “it is difficult to imagine” that the gas leaks “are accidental”, after the Kremlin has asked not to rule out any possibility. Along the same lines, Norway, Poland or the United States have expressed their suspicion that the leaks could be the result of acts of sabotage. In this sense, seismologists in Sweden have gone further. and have confirmed explosions in the areahours before the leaks were confirmed.

The EU, for its part, has made it clear that it considers these leaks an act of sabotage, after noting in a statement that all available information “indicates that the leaks are the result of a deliberate act” and, therefore, is committed to any investigation that sheds light on what happened.

Open investigation, but with delay

 What is known about the leak from the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines? /></p><p>The operator of the Nord Stream gas pipeline indicated This Wednesday, everything suggests that there has been “physical damage” in the Baltic Sea in the energy infrastructure, and assured that it has begun to mobilize all the necessary resources to study the causes of the incident.</strong> Even so, the investigation will be delayed.</p><p>The inspection of The two Nord Stream gas pipelines damaged by underwater explosions off a Danish island in the Baltic Sea will not have a chance. It won't take place for <strong>a week or two,</strong> the Danish defense minister said Wednesday. Due to the boiling caused by three gas leaks, “it could easily be a week or two before the area is quiet enough to see what has happened,” he said. Morten Bødskov to the Danish media on the sidelines of a meeting with the NATO Secretary General in Brussels.</p>  <script async src=