Four gas leaks were discovered after the explosions of the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipeline lines, according to the Swedish Coast Guard . Two of these four losses are in the Swedish economic zone.
At the same time, seismologist Björn Lund does not rule out that a new detonation may have occurred. The Swedish newspapers report it.
The Swedish coast guard was unable to explain why the reporting of this new loss was delayed. But the two losses on the Swedish side are in the same zone , it was explained.
"Distance is subjective, but they are close," said Jenny Larsson, a coast guard officer. The authority was unable to confirm Swedish media reports that the new leak would concern the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. Sweden had previously reported a leak on Nord Stream 1 north-east of Bornholm Island. .
Denmark confirmed the presence of one leak on Nord Stream 2 to the southeast of the island and another to the northeast on Nord Stream 1.
The large leaks are causing large sea bubbles hundreds of meters above the surface, making inspection of the structures impossible for the time being.
Meanwhile, the price of gas soars to 207 euros per megawatt hour . Meanwhile, the European Commission is thinking of a price cap only on Russian gas and not on all that imported from the EU, as requested by 15 countries, including Italy.
Establishing a generalized price cap on all gas exchanges "would be a challenging exercise due to the dynamics of the internal and global market, and would involve risks from the point of view of security of supply", is what the paper states that the European Commission presented to the member countries in view of the meeting of energy ministers scheduled for tomorrow. "Furthermore - it is highlighted -, the risk of causing supply interruptions by third countries is greater for a generalized wholesale price ceiling than for a ceiling on pipeline imports".
NATO: “SABOTAGE” - "The damage to the Nordstream 1 and Nordstream 2 pipelines in the international waters of the Baltic Sea is of deep concern: all the information currently available indicates that it is the result of deliberate, reckless and irresponsible acts of sabotage ". This was stated in a note from the Atlantic Council, also signed by Sweden and Finland, incoming allies.
KREMLIN: “TERRORIST ACT” - The accidents at the Nord Stream gas pipelines seem "a terrorist act, probably of a foreign country", the words of the spokesman of the Kremlin Dmitry Peskov. Peskov also commented on the press reports that spoke of the presence of Russian troops in the incident area: "They are distorted news, much more NATO troops have been seen in the area".
(Unioneonline / vl)