Nord Stream gas pipeline and sabotage hypothesis: what damage to the environment?
Experts are discussing what the environmental impact of this methane spill could be: there would in fact be conflicting opinions on the effects that natural gas will have on the atmosphere and on climate change.
The gas leaks affecting the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines they continue, and international tension grows as we discuss there‘hypothesis that the damage to the structures was voluntary. The President of the European Council, Charles Michel, speaks of an “attempt to further destabilize the EU’s energy supply”, while the Kremlin calls it “stupid and absurd” to blame Russia
Meanwhile, however, the gas continues to escape from gas pipelines into the sea: Nord Stream 2 – which never went into operation following the Russian invasion of Ukraine – records losses in the area south-east of the Danish island of Bornholm, while Nord Stream 1 has leaks north-east of the Bornholm island. Both contained pressurized gas: in the 1,234 km of Nord Stream 2, 177 million cubic meters of gas flowed at the time of the leaks natural
A situation which, whatever the actual cause, it generates alarm not only for energy supplies: “Important telephone conversation with my Swedish colleague Ann Linde. The damage caused to the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines is very worrying. The incident should be the subject of a thorough investigation. Pipeline sabotage cannot be ruled out. Serious risks for the environment and navigation”Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto wrote on Twitter