The European Union is deeply concerned about damage to the Nord
Stream 1 and 2 pipelines that has resulted in leaks in the
international waters of the Baltic Sea, reports with reference to the Declaration
by the High Representative.
“Safety and environmental concerns are of utmost priority. These
incidents are not a coincidence and affect us all. All available
information indicates those leaks are the result of a deliberate
act. We will support any investigation aimed at getting full
clarity on what happened and why, and will take further steps to
increase our resilience in energy security. Any deliberate
disruption of European energy infrastructure is utterly
unacceptable and will be met with a robust and united response,”
reads the declaration.
Nord Stream AG, based in Zug, Switzerland, said on September 27
that the significant pressure drop caused by the gas leak on both
lines of the gas pipeline leads to a strong assumption of the
pipeline physical damage.
“Nord Stream AG immediately informed the relevant coast guards
about the incident. The positions of two assumed damages have been
identified and are located north-east from Bornholm in Swedish and
Danish EEZ, respectively. Currently the Swedish and Danish maritime
authorities established a 5nm safety zone around the identified
locations. Nord Stream AG has started mobilization of all necessary
resources for a survey campaign to assess the damages in
cooperation exchange with relevant local authorities. Currently, it
is not possible to estimate a timeframe for restoring the gas
transport infrastructure. The causes of the incident will be
clarified as a result of the investigation,” said the company.
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