Leaks in the Russian Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 pipelines off the coast of Denmark and Sweden caused a natural gas crisis. The statement that relieved Europe about the leak, in which sabotage claims were also on the agenda, came from the Danish Energy Agency.
In the statement made on the Twitter account of the Danish Energy Agency, it was reported that the company operating the Nord Stream 2 pipeline was informed that the pressure in the pipeline stretching from Russia to Germany was balanced.
It was stated that this indicates that the leak in the pipeline has stopped.
It was reported that there were three leaks in the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 pipelines belonging to Russia off the coast of Denmark and Sweden, and a warning was given that ships should not approach the area.
Both countries said there were indications that the leaks were not an accident but the result of a deliberate act.
The EU also stated that the gas leaks in the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 pipelines were the result of a deliberate action, not accidental.
Natural gas shipments through the Nord Stream 1 pipeline were stopped on August 31, on the grounds that the necessary maintenance could not be carried out.
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Nord Stream-2, built parallel to the Nord Stream-1 pipeline, aimed to double Russia’s gas import capacity to Germany.
However, Berlin stopped the newly completed Nord Stream-2 during the Russia-Ukraine war.
Germany, which is heavily dependent on fossil fuel imports from Russia to meet its energy needs, has been under energy pressure ever since as Moscow reduced supply.
Russian energy giant Gazprom gradually reduced the volume of gas delivered via Nord Stream 1 until it completely shut down the pipeline at the end of August, blaming Western sanctions for delaying necessary repairs to the pipeline.
51 percent of the Nord Stream1 pipeline between Russia and Germany is owned by St Petersburg-based energy giant Gazprom, while Nord Stream 2 is owned by a Swiss subsidiary of the same company.
According to the company’s information, each section of the North Am 1 pipeline has a steel casing between 27 and 41 millimeters thick and is surrounded by a concrete cladding between 60 and 110 millimeters.
One of the explosions measured 2.3 on the Richter scale, which Danish experts described as fitting for a powerful bomb from WWII.