Nord Stream leaks gas leaks continue to decrease

Nord Stream leaks: gas leaks continue to decrease

According to the Swedish Coast Guard, gas leakage from leaks in the damaged Nord Stream pipelines continued to decrease.

After a flight over the exit points on Saturday afternoon, the authority announced that the two leaks in Sweden’s exclusive economic zone were still leaking gas in an area of ​​100 meters in diameter and the smaller leak in an area of ​​15 meters in diameter. .

Ships must continue to avoid the area

Predictions assumed that Brexit should stop on Sunday. However, the Swedes announced that they and their operational teams were also prepared for a longer period of time. Ships are required to avoid the Baltic Sea area on a large scale.

No gas leak in Nord Stream 2

According to Danish authorities, no more gas should have escaped from the Nord Stream 2 pipeline on Saturday. The Danish Energy Agency said the operator informed the pipeline that the pressure had stabilised, indicating that gas was no longer flowing. Previously, large amounts of gas had continuously escaped for days from the four leaks in the two Nord Stream pipelines – two of them in Swedish waters and two in Danish waters.

Many states assume sabotage. At least two explosions took place underwater, Denmark and Sweden announced during the week. The seismological institutes measured a force of 2.3 and 2.1, which “probably corresponds to an explosive charge of several hundred kilograms”.