Russian gas pipeline pressure declines toward EU

(MENAFN) According to a representative for the pipeline's operator, pressure in the Nord Stream 2 underwater gas pipeline, which was designed to transport gas from Russia to Germany, plummeted from 300 to 7 bars during the course of the night. According to reports, the corporation is unsure of what caused the decline.

“An emergency on line A of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. Tonight, the Nord Stream 2 onshore site controller recorded a sharp drop in pressure in line A,” a spokesperson for Nord Stream 2 AG claimed, noting that “The coast services of Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Russia were immediately notified.”

The statement claims that an inquiry is ongoing. The operator, who is located in Switzerland, said that Lubmin, in northern Germany, might not have been the site of the leak, if that were the reason. "If it were in Lubmin, you'd have heard it," the corporation’s representative told Reuters.

The Russian-owned pipeline was designed to increase Germany's gas supply, and the German government vehemently supported the project in the face of criticism from the United States and several European Union members. Russian energy behemoth Gazprom declared that the pipeline's construction, which began in 2018, was finished in full in September last year.


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