Probe into Nord Stream pipeline damage faces obstacles at sea, on land

Probe into Nord Stream pipeline damage faces obstacles at sea, on land

When Bjørn Lund’s team at the Swedish National Seismic Network first recorded tremors in the Baltic Sea, they initially did not notice anything unusual. The area, off the coasts of Denmark and Sweden, is used for naval exercises by both countries. The institute, which is part of Uppsala University, regularly records the impact of explosive … Read more

UAE: We support efforts to reduce escalation in Ukraine

UAE: We support efforts to reduce escalation in Ukraine

New York (Union) Yesterday, the United Arab Emirates renewed its readiness to support all de-escalation efforts that seek to restore calm in Ukraine and find a diplomatic way forward.During the Security Council meeting to discuss the Nord Stream 1 and 2 accident, the United Arab Emirates stressed the need to avoid escalation and establish facts, … Read more

‘Unprecedented’ Nord Stream pipeline leaks will wreak havoc on marine life and harm the climate

‘Unprecedented’ Nord Stream pipeline leaks will wreak havoc on marine life and harm the climate

WASHINGTON (AP) – Methane escaping from the damaged Nord Stream pipelines running between Russia and Europe is likely to result in the largest known gas release to occur over a short period of time and highlights the problem of large methane releases elsewhere in the world, say scientists. “From what I’ve seen, this is an … Read more

Nord Stream Leaks Spur Scramble to Protect Europe’s Energy Infrastructure

Nord Stream Leaks Spur Scramble to Protect Europe’s Energy Infrastructure

The European Union on Wednesday threatened retaliation for any further attacks on Europe’s energy facilities following the incidents on the Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 pipelines. The pipes suffered a significant drop in pressure on Monday and began leaking gas into the sea. Although the incidents do not affect Europe’s gas supply because the … Read more

Europe investigates unexplained leaks in Nord Stream gas pipelines

Europe investigates unexplained leaks in Nord Stream gas pipelines

BERLIN – European authorities are investigating mysterious leaks on two currently closed Russian natural gas pipelines to Germany, raising concerns about the safety of critical energy infrastructure. The incidents have no impact on Europe’s gas supply because both connections are not currently in use. Germany halted the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in February due to … Read more

Europe investigates unexplained gas leaks in Nord Stream pipelines

Europe investigates unexplained gas leaks in Nord Stream pipelines

BERLIN – European authorities are investigating mysterious leaks on two currently closed Russian natural gas pipelines to Germany, raising concerns about the safety of critical energy infrastructure. The incidents have no impact on Europe’s gas supply, as both connections are currently not in use. Germany halted the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in February due to … Read more

Russia’s economic war hits Europe’s factories

Russia’s economic war hits Europe’s factories

Factory production in Europe is faltering as the economic war between Russia and the West begins to chip away at the continent’s economic foundations. EU data released on Wednesday showed factory output fell 2.3% in July from a month earlier, the first drop since March, partly reflecting cuts in energy-intensive sectors. Since the invasion of … Read more

Russia’s economic war hits Europe’s factories

Russia’s economic war hits Europe’s factories

Factory production in Europe is faltering as the economic war between Russia and the West begins to chip away at the continent’s economic foundations. EU data released on Wednesday showed factory output fell 2.3% in July from a month earlier, the first drop since March, partly reflecting cuts in energy-intensive sectors. Since the invasion of … Read more

Russia’s Nord Stream Pipeline Closure Lands Economic Blow Against Europe

Russia’s Nord Stream Pipeline Closure Lands Economic Blow Against Europe

Power prices surged, European currencies hit multidecade lows and governments scrambled to contain the economic hit after Russia cut its main natural-gas pipeline to Europe. The cutoff, which the Kremlin blamed Monday on Western sanctions and said would be long-lasting, realizes the worst-case scenario Europe had been girding for since Russia invaded Ukraine in February. … Read more