Gas leakage from Nord Stream pipelines probably over
Created: 2022-10-02 15:43
View of the gas leak in the Baltic Sea from a Danish Armed Forces helicopter.
© Rune Dyrholm/Armed Forces of Denmark/AP/dpa
Gas has stopped leaking from the damaged Nord Stream pipelines.
The exit from Nord Stream 2 dried up yesterday, and Danish authorities are now reporting the same for Nord Stream 1.
Copenhagen - According to Danish authorities, no more gas is leaking from the damaged Nord Stream pipelines in the Baltic Sea.
The operator, Nord Stream AG, had been informed that the pressure in the pipeline had also stabilized at Nord Stream 1, the authority announced on Twitter on Sunday afternoon.
This indicates that no more gas is escaping.
The Danes had already announced the same status for Nord Stream 2 on Saturday.
Previously, large amounts of gas had escaped continuously for days from the four leaks in the two pipelines - two of them in Swedish waters, two in Danish waters.
After flying over the area on Saturday afternoon, the Swedish authorities said the gas leak had continued to decrease.
Many states assume sabotage.
At least two explosions happened underwater, Denmark and Sweden announced during the week.
Seismological institutes have measured a strength of 2.3 and 2.1, which "probably corresponds to an explosive charge of several hundred kilograms".