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  • Russia cuts off gas exports to Europe via Nord Stream indefinitely

    09/03/2022 2:03:54 AM PDT · by Cathi · 123 replies
    CNN Business ^ | Uliana Pavlova and Anna Cooban
    Russia won’t immediately resume exports of natural gas to Europe through its Nord Stream 1 pipeline, worsening a shortage that threatens to tip the continent into an energy crisis this winter. On Friday, Russian state energy giant Gazprom said it would not resume flows through the pipeline on Saturday as planned because it had detected an oil leak at its Portovaya compressor station. The pipeline has been shut since Wednesday for maintenance. It didn’t give a timeline of when exports might resume.
  • Russia scraps gas pipeline reopening, stoking European fuel fears

    09/03/2022 9:50:56 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 83 replies
    One America News ^ | September 3, 2022 | Christoph Steitz and Caleb Davis
    Russia has scrapped a Saturday deadline to resume flows via a major gas supply route to Germany, deepening Europe’s difficulties in securing winter fuel, after saying it had found faults in the Nord Stream 1 pipeline during maintenance.Nord Stream 1, which runs under the Baltic Sea, had been due to resume operating at 0100 GMT on Saturday after a three-day halt for maintenance....European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said earlier the EU should impose a price cap on Russian pipeline gas......Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Moscow would turn off supplies to Europe if Brussels imposed such a cap.
  • Merkel moves to open up Germany to US gas imports after Trump's push: report

    10/22/2018 7:07:28 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/22/2018 | Megan Keller
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel is making a move to open up Germany's market to U.S. gas companies, following a lobbying push from President Trump, The Wall Street Journal reported. Merkel told a group of lawmakers over breakfast in October that her government will co-finance a $576 million liquified natural gas (LNG) shipping terminal in northern Germany, the Journal reported, citing people familiar with the meeting. The project had been stalled for years, but Trump has lobbied hard for Europe to increase LNG purchases from the U.S. while reducing their reliance on Russia. Germany gets most of its gas from Russia,...
  • If Russia invades Ukraine, there will be no Nord Stream 2, Biden says

    09/28/2022 3:16:16 AM PDT · by grundle · 99 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 8, 2022
    WASHINGTON, Feb 7 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday warned that if Russia invades Ukraine, there would be no Nord Stream 2, but did not specify how he would go about ensuring the controversial pipeline would not be used. Speaking at a joint news conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, Biden said, "If Russia invades... again, then there will be longer Nord Stream 2. We will bring an end to it." When asked how he would do that, he responded, "I promise you we will be able to do it." Europe's most divisive energy project, Nord Stream 2...
  • Trump signs off on sanctions against Nord Stream 2 Russia-Germany gas pipeline

    12/20/2019 5:50:02 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 32 replies
    The sanctions target companies that are involved in constructing the massive energy project that will transport Russian gas supplies under the Baltic Sea and deliver them directly to Germany. Under the sanctions, the Trump administration now has 60 days to identify companies and individuals providing services on the pipeline. The sanctions allow Washington to revoke US visas and block the property of these individuals. Those targeted by the sanctions would then have 30 days to wind down their operations.
  • Biden administration urges Ukraine to abstain from criticizing Nord Stream 2 deal with Germany

    07/21/2021 5:51:10 AM PDT · by elpadre · 12 replies ^ | July 21, 2021
    Officials from the White House called on their Ukrainian counterparts to abstain from the scrutiny when it comes to the upcoming deal with Germany that concerns Nord Stream 2. Politico wrote that with a reference to informed sources. The dignitaries hinted that they refused to stop the Nord Stream 2 project, and now they're trying to contain the damage by making a large-scale deal with Germany. According to sources, public statements regarding this upcoming agreement may inflict damage on Kyiv-Washington relations. The US official also urged Ukraine not to discuss potential plans of this deal with the U.S. Congress. Related:...
  • Republicans slam Biden's 'total surrender' to Russia by dropping opposition to Nord Stream 2 pipeline: Ted Cruz says Putin should 'thank' Joe by 'asking oligarch to buy $500K Hunter painting'

    07/22/2021 1:30:14 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 27 replies
    The Biden administration is expected to drop the US's years-long opposition to a new natural gas pipeline between Russia and Germany as early as today, earning swift backlash from top Republicans. 'This is a terrible mistake, it's a mistake that's opposed by both parties in Congress. It's just another example of the pathetic appeasement of Joe Biden for Vladimir Putin,' Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton said on Fox News Wednesday. On top of 'costing' American jobs, Cotton claims the move empowers Russia and 'badly undercuts our allies and partners in Eastern Europe like Poland and Ukraine, who Joe Biden is now...
  • Polish Politician tweets a picture of the Nordstream leak and says "Thank you, USA."

    09/27/2022 6:47:19 PM PDT · by MNDude · 114 replies
    Thank you USA BTW, there's no shortage of pipeline capacity for taking gas from Russia to Western Europe, including Germany. Nordstream's only logic was for Putin to be able to blackmail or wage war on Eastern Europe with impunity. All Ukrainian and Baltic sea states have opposed Nordstream's construction for 20 years. Now $20 billion of scrap metal lies at the bottom of the sea, another cost to Russia of its criminal decision to invade Ukraine. Someone, @MFA_Russia, did a special maintenance operation.
  • Someone blewup the Nor Stream Pipe Line

    09/27/2022 5:21:14 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 187 replies
    Fox New | September 27,2022
    someone blew up in Nor Stream Pipe line and gas is escaping from the Baltic Sea
  • Poland and Bulgaria’s foreign ministries are recommending all of their citizens leave Russia by any means possible.

    09/27/2022 4:42:03 PM PDT · by BusterDog · 32 replies
    A Twit ^ | 09/27/22
    "Poland and Bulgaria’s foreign ministries are recommending all of their citizens leave Russia." "Speculating here, but couple this with all the nuclear saber rattling, and I wouldn’t be shocked to find out that Russia has been caught preparing to use a tactical nuke in Ukraine."
  • Biden & Victoria Nuland both Promised to destroy Nordstream 2 pipeline if Russia invaded Ukraine

    09/27/2022 3:00:16 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 80 replies
    Biden: "If Russia invades... then there will be no longer a Nordstream 2. We will bring an end to it." Reporter: "But how will you do that exactly? (...)" Biden: "I promise you we will be able to do it" Victoria Nuland 1/27/2022: "If Russia invades Ukraine, by any means, Nord Stream 2 will not exist"
  • Did Putin’s frogmen blow up Europe’s gas supplies? Western leaders blame ‘deliberate’ sabotage after Nordsteam pipe from Russia ruptured off Sweden

    09/27/2022 2:03:45 PM PDT · by dennisw · 273 replies
    Did Putin’s frogmen blow up Europe’s gas supplies? Western leaders blame ‘deliberate’ sabotage after Nordsteam pipe from Russia ruptured off Sweden causing 3000ft-wide bubbles and sending prices spiking Three leaks reported in Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines near Danish island last night and this morning Pipelines are leaking gas into the Baltic Sea, with one area more than 3,000ft wide churning with bubbles Danish PM Mette Frederiksen has said her government believes the leaks were caused by 'deliberate actions' Ukraine also pointed the finger at Moscow, describing the incident as a 'terrorist attack and act of aggression' Latvian Defence...
  • CIA warned Berlin about possible attacks on gas pipelines in summer - Spiegel ('We' did it)

    09/27/2022 12:21:09 PM PDT · by C210N · 57 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/27/22 | Reuters
    BERLIN, Sept 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had weeks ago warned Germany about possible attacks on gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea, German magazine Spiegel said on Tuesday, after gas leaks in Russia pipelines to Germany were reported.
  • Poland and Norway open 'milestone' trans-Baltic gas pipeline

    09/27/2022 9:25:18 AM PDT · by BeauBo · 30 replies
    The National (via MSN) ^ | 27 September, 2022 | Tim Stickings
    Poland and Norway opened a new gas pipeline via Denmark on Tuesday, hailed as a much-needed alternative to Russian-controlled routes. At a ceremony in Poland, Norway’s Energy Minister Terje Aasland said the opening of Baltic Pipe was “a milestone on the important path towards European independence”... Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said it “marks a crucial geopolitical step for all of us.” “Putin uses Russian energy as a weapon to destabilise Europe, to divide us. He cannot be allowed to succeed,” Ms Frederiksen said, referring to the Russian president. Poland, one of the fiercest advocates in Europe of isolating Moscow,...
  • Nord Stream pipeline leaks spark sabotage fears

    09/27/2022 7:47:55 AM PDT · by MNDude · 106 replies
    Two undersea pipelines crucial to delivering Russian natural gas to Germany were hit with mysterious leaks on Thursday, prompting concerns of sabotage. Why it matters: The Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines have been central to the energy crisis that has enveloped Europe in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. While Nord Stream 2 hasn't entered commercial operation — its certification was halted on the eve of the invasion — Nord Stream 1 provided a crucial pathway for Russian gas to reach Europe until earlier this month, when Russia closed the pipeline citing maintenance concerns. The big picture: Two...
  • Nord Stream pipelines hit by suspicious leaks in possible sabotage; Russia says it has ‘a right’ to use nuclear weapons

    09/27/2022 4:55:11 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 83 replies ^ | September 27, 2022 | Holly Ellyatt
    Tuesday is the final day of voting in a series of referendums on joining Russia. The votes, widely seen as rigged and illegitimate, are likely to pave the way for Russia to announce it has annexed more of Ukraine by the end of the week, analysts say. The votes have been taking place in two pro-Russian, self-proclaimed “republics” in the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk and southern occupied regions of Zaporizhzhia and Kherson. There have been multiple reports of votes being staged and coercion and aggression being used to force people living in Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine to vote...
  • Scandinavian seismic stations register explosions near pipelines, raising fears of sabotage

    09/27/2022 1:22:06 PM PDT · by EBH · 82 replies
    PBS ^ | 9/27/22
    A series of unusual leaks on two natural gas pipelines running from Russia under the Baltic Sea to Germany triggered concerns about sabotage Tuesday, overshadowing the inauguration of a long-awaited pipeline that will bring Norwegian gas to Poland to bolster Europe’s energy independence from Moscow. Seismic stations Sweden, Norway and Finland registered two explosions Monday near the leaks. Bjorn Lund, a seismologist with Uppsala University who is part of Sweden’s national seismic network, said the first explosion was recorded in the early hours southeast of the Danish island of Bornholm. The latter and stronger blast that night was northeast of...
  • Gas from Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline leaks into Baltic Sea

    09/26/2022 8:58:24 PM PDT · by · 10 replies ^ | September 26, 2022 5:06 PM EDT | Thomas Escritt and Stine Jacobsen
    Danish authorities on Monday asked ships to steer clear of a five nautical mile radius off the island of Bornholm after a gas leak overnight from the defunct Russian-owned Nord Stream 2 pipeline drained into the Baltic Sea. The German government said it was in contact with the Danish authorities and working with local law enforcement to find out what caused pressure in the pipeline to plummet suddenly. On Monday evening, the operator of the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, which ran at reduced capacity since mid-June before stopping supplies altogether in August, also disclosed a pressure drop on both lines...
  • Massive drop in pressure – Nord Stream 2 pipeline apparently partially destroyed

    09/26/2022 10:54:09 AM PDT · by pierrem15 · 73 replies
    Die Welt ^ | 09/26/2022 | Philipp Vetter, Daniel Wetzel
    There was an incident on the Russian Baltic Sea pipeline, as confirmed by the Danish shipping authority. The operator Gascade speaks of a sharp drop in pressure in the tube. An accident is considered unlikely. The timing of the accident suggests sabotage.
  • Putin tells Europe: if you want gas then open Nord Stream 2

    09/16/2022 11:38:01 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 47 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/16/22 | Reuters Staff
    SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan (Reuters) -President Vladimir Putin on Friday denied Russia had anything to do with Europe’s energy crisis, saying that if the European Union wanted more gas it should lift sanctions preventing the opening of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.Speaking to reporters after the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in Uzbekistan, Putin blamed what he called “the green agenda” for the energy crisis, and insisted that Russia would fulfil its energy obligations.“The bottom line is, if you have an urge, if it’s so hard for you, just lift the sanctions on Nord Stream 2, which is 55 billion cubic metres of...