Various clips and news items on Nordstream II which might hint at who dunnit

1. Victoria Nuland, January 27, 2022

2. February 8, 2022: Biden threatens to stop crucial gas pipeline if Russia invades Ukraine

3. Click here to see actual video footage of the gas leak from Danish sources

It is reasonably suspected that the pipeline was blown up by the special services of Britain or the United States in order to finally close the issue of gas supplies to Germany and complete its full economic vassalization. 
??The width of the leak on the surface is several hundred meters?? 
Damage from loss of gas in gas pipelines. If we do not take into account the cost of restoration, then there were only about 500 million cubic meters of gas in the gas pipelines. 
This corresponds to an average consumption in Germany of about two days. Based on current prices on the EU gas market, this volume has a market value of more than €800 million. 
The gas in the Nord Stream—2 gas pipeline belongs to Nord Stream 2 AG itself, and Gazprom is a 100% shareholder. The gas in the Nord Stream-1 gas pipeline also most likely belongs to Gazprom, i.e. all losses today are losses of the Russian side. Someone will have to pay the bill. 

4. The people at Richter appear to have registered a 2.2 event in the area of the Nordstream pipeline leak. This suggests quite an explosion.

5. February 7 2022: Biden says “We will bring an end to it”

Je répète

6. U.S. Blew Up Russian Gas Pipelines Nord Stream 1 & 2, Says Former Polish Defense Minister

former Polish Defense Minister, Radek Sikorski, has attributed to the United States the sabotage of two pipelines, Nord Stream 1 and 2, which carry natural gas from Russia to Germany. “Thank you, USA,” Sikorski wrote on Twitter. Sikorski was Minister of National Defense from 2005 – 2007 and served as Deputy Minister of National Defense and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, previously. He is currently an elected member of the European parliament.

Nord Stream 1 and 2 lie on the bed of the Baltic Sea. Nord Stream 2 was finished last year but Germany never opened it because Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24.

7. US NATO training for deep sea ops in Scandinavia

8. Pipelines seem to also die by coincidence

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  1. reuters – EU sees sabotage of Nord Stream, warns against attacks on ‘active infrastructure’

    Ursula von der Leyen on Tuesday said the leaks of the Nord Stream pipelines were caused by sabotage, and warned of the “strongest possible response” should active European energy infrastructure be attacked.

    “Spoke to (Danish Prime Minister Mette) Frederiksen on the sabotage action Nordstream,” von der Leyen said on Twitter, adding it was paramount now to investigate the incidents to get full clarity on the “events and why.”

    “Any deliberate disruption of active European energy infrastructure is unacceptable and will lead to the strongest possible response,” she warned.


    ‘Deliberate actions’ caused Nord Stream gas leak, Danish PM says

    Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said on Tuesday that leaks detected in the Nord Stream gas pipelines clearly were caused by deliberate actions and could not have been a result of accidents.

    • PBS – Scandinavian seismic stations register explosions near pipelines, raising fears of sabotage

      WARSAW, Poland (AP) — 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 the island and equivalent to a magnitude-2.3 earthquake.

      “We know very well what an underwater blast looks like. And so in this case, there’s no doubt this is not an earthquake,” Lund said.

      Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki called the events “an act of sabotage,” while Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said she could not rule it out after three leaks were detected over the past day on the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines, which are filled with gas but not delivering the fuel to Europe. An energy standoff over Russia’s war in Ukraine halted flows on Nord Stream 1 and prevented them from ever starting in the parallel Nord Stream 2.

      Frederiksen, Morawiecki and Polish President Andrzej Duda symbolically opened a valve of a yellow pipe belonging to the Baltic Pipe, a new system that will bring Norway’s gas across Denmark and the Baltic Sea to Poland.

      “The era of Russian domination in the gas sphere is coming to an end,” Morawiecki declared. “An era that was marked by blackmail, threats and extortion.”

      No official presented evidence of what caused the Nord Stream problems, but with distrust of Russia running high, some feared Moscow sabotaged its own infrastructure out of spite or to warn that pipelines are vulnerable to attack. The leaks off the coast of Denmark and Sweden raised the stakes on whether energy infrastructure in European waters was being targeted and leading to a small bump in natural gas prices.

      “We can clearly see that this is an act of sabotage, an act that probably means a next step of escalation in the situation that we are dealing with in Ukraine,” Morawiecki said.

      Anders Puck Nielsen, a researcher with the Center for Maritime Operations at the Royal Danish Defence College, said the timing of the leaks was “conspicuous” given the ceremony for the Baltic Pipe. He said perhaps someone sought “to send a signal that something could happen to the Norwegian gas.”

      “The arrow points in the direction of Russia,” Puck Nielsen said. “No one in the West is interested in having any kind of instability in the energy market.”

      The extent of the damage means the Nord Stream pipelines are unlikely to be able to carry any gas to Europe this winter even if there was political will to bring them online, analysts at the Eurasia Group said.

      “Depending on the scale of the damage, the leaks could even mean a permanent closure of both lines,” analysts Henning Gloystein and Jason Bush wrote.

      They noted that undersea pipelines are designed in a way that they are not accidentally damaged and leaks are rare.

      “Leaks of this size are a severe safety and environmental hazard, especially should Russia not stop pumping gas into the system,” the analysts said.

      Puck Nielsen said of possible sabotage that “technically speaking, this is not difficult. It just requires a boat. It requires some divers that know how to handle explosive devices.”

      “But I think if we look at who would actually benefit from disturbances, more chaos on the gas market in Europe, I think there’s basically only one actor right now that actually benefits from more uncertainty, and that is Russia,” he said.

      Asked if the leaks may have been caused by sabotage, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said “no version could be excluded.”

      “This is an unprecedented situation that requires an urgent investigation. We are extremely worried by this news,” he said in a conference call with reporters.

      The Danish and Swedish maritime authorities issued navigation warnings after the leaks in the pipelines were detected northeast and southeast of the Danish island of Bornholm.

      Denmark established a prohibited area to ensure that ships do not go near the leaks. Ships may lose buoyancy, and there may also be a risk of ignition above the water and in the air, authorities said.

      The Nord Stream pipelines have been at the center of an energy clash between Europe and Russia since the invasion of Ukraine in late February. Plunging Russian gas supplies have caused prices to soar, pressuring governments to help ease the pain of sky-high energy bills for households and businesses as winter nears. The crisis also has raised fears of rationing and recession.

      European countries have struggled to find other supplies of gas, which heats homes, generates electricity and runs factories. Poland, for example, was on track to free itself of Russian gas after working for years to secure other sources, including liquefied natural gas, or LNG, from the United States and Middle East. Germany, in contrast, is only now racing to build LNG terminals.

      The Baltic Pipe is a prominent element in the European Union’s search for energy security and is to start bringing Norwegian gas through Denmark and along the Baltic Sea to Poland on Oct. 1.

      Simone Tagliapietra, an energy expert with the Bruegel think tank in Brussels, said the leaks “can’t be a coincidence” and speculated they could have been caused by Russian sabotage or anti-Russian sabotage.

      One possibility is Russia signaling it “is breaking forever with Western Europe and Germany” as Poland inaugurates its pipeline with Norway, he said.

      “In any case, this is a stark reminder of the exposure to risk of Europe’s gas infrastructure,” Tagliapietra said.

      Polish energy expert Andrzej Sikora said he has been warning of the possibility of attacks on pipeline infrastructure since the construction of Nord Stream 1 in 2010. The significant drop in pressure caused by the leaks was clearly not the result of “a bad weld,” said Sikora, head of the Energy Studies Institute think tank.

      He has been urging steps to ensure the security of the Baltic Pipe, which at one point crosses paths with both Nord Stream pipelines.

      bloomberg – Europe Is Ready for a Winter Without Russian Gas, BNEF Says

      Asia to get very little LNG as European demand pulls cargoes
      Cold weather could force North Asia buyers back into market

      Europe’s frenzied buying of liquefied natural gas means it’s likely to have enough of the power-generation fuel this winter to offset supplies from Russia, according to BloombergNEF.

      The region may import almost 40% more LNG during the coming winter than in the prior year, while it may increase purchases next summer by about 14% to rebuild lost inventories, BNEF said in a report published Tuesday. Along with demand destruction from higher energy prices, those shipments are enough to cover a complete halt in Russian pipeline flows from Oct. 1, it said.

      To source the extra fuel, European buyers will need to purchase 90% more LNG on the spot market than they have secured under long-term contracts, further ratcheting up competition with Asia. That will support global gas prices that have soared since Europe sought to reduce its reliance on Russia after its biggest supplier invaded Ukraine in late February.

      “Elevated spot LNG prices are set to persist as Europe needs to maintain its pull on all available LNG supply, leaving very little for Asia,” BNEF said. China and emerging Asian markets are likely to see lower imports, it added.

      Under BNEF’s central scenario, which assumes weather conditions in line with the average over the past 10 years and no Russian gas flows, Europe is seen importing 40 million tons of LNG this winter and fractionally more in the summer to replenish inventories. That would leave 12 million tons of spot volume for Asia over the period, which is seen needing only 8 million tons more than its contracted supply.

      However, a cold winter in North Asia would divert 5.6 million tons away from Europe, primarily to fuel Japan’s demand, and an ensuing hot summer would see that number rise to 6.9 million over the next 12 months, according to the report. That scenario will likely see increased price competition.

      Meanwhile, more Russian LNG will go to China, where winter demand is expected to drop 16% from a year earlier. Japan’s consumption is forecast to fall 8% in the fourth quarter from the same period in 2021 as the nation turns on coal-fired plants, while South Korea’s demand could rise 10% year-on-year because of stockpiling, the report showed.

      Supply is likely to increase only marginally this winter, bringing little relief to the tight market, BNEF said. Risks to production include delays to the restart of the Freeport LNG project in the US and supply issues in Egypt and Nigeria.


      Gas leak shouldn’t affect Europe’s energy resilience – Blinken

      United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated on Tuesday that the gas leak on Nord Stream 2 pipeline shouldn’t have a significant impact on Europe’s energy resilience, adding that it won’t be in “anyone’s interest” if the inquiry finds that the gas leaks were caused by an attack.

      Speaking at the Department of State briefing, Blinken revealed ensuring energy security to Europe on a “short-term and long-term basis” remains Washington’s top priority in partnership with its allies. “We are working on implementing an oil price cap to keep the Russian oil flowing but at a steep discount,” the secretary added.

      Blinken also underlined that the country’s oil production rose by 500,000 barrels per day this year, while liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports have surged 20% in comparison to the figure the year before, “becoming the largest supplier of LNG to the European Union and the United Kingdom.”


  2. CBC – Ukraine accuses Moscow of leaks in three key off-shore pipelines

    Authorities in Europe believe Russian saboteurs may be behind them.

  3. global news –Unexplained leaks of Nord Stream pipelines raise suspicions of Russian sabotage

    U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that initial reports indicated sabotage but that has not been confirmed.

    Meanwhile, Johannes Peters, head of the Centre for Maritime Strategy and Security at Kiel University, said Russia is the only actor in the Baltic region with the capability of carrying out the type of sabotage that is suspected.

    “There is only one state actor in the Baltic that is… where the possibility, the capabilities and the motivation come together. And that is obviously Russia,” Peters said.

    • twitter @HansMahncke

      ICYMI, the U.S. Navy 6th Fleet recently conducted “exercises” and “research” with “mock explosives” in the exact location where the pipeline blew up.


      JUNE 14 2022 – BALTOPS 22: A Perfect Opportunity for Research and Resting New Technology

      BALTIC SEA — A significant focus of BALTOPS every year is the demonstration of NATO mine hunting capabilities, and this year the U.S. Navy continues to use the exercise as an opportunity to test emerging technology, U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Africa Public Affairs said June 14.

      In support of BALTOPS, U.S. Navy 6th Fleet partnered with U.S. Navy research and warfare centers to bring the latest advancements in unmanned underwater vehicle mine hunting technology to the Baltic Sea to demonstrate the vehicle’s effectiveness in operational scenarios.

      Experimentation was conducted off the coast of Bornholm, Denmark, with participants from Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific, Naval Undersea Warfare Center Newport, and Mine Warfare Readiness and Effectiveness Measuring all under the direction of U.S. 6th Fleet Task Force 68.

      BALTOPS is an ideal location for conducting mine hunting experimentation due to the region’s unique environmental conductions such as low salinity and varying bottom types. It is also critical to evaluate emerging mine hunting UUV technology in the Baltic due to its applicability with allied and partner nations. This year experimentation was focused on UUV navigation, teaming operations, and improvements in acoustic communications all while collecting critical environmental data sets to advance the automatic target recognition algorithms for mine detection.

      “In prior BALTOPS we demonstrated advanced capabilities to detect, reacquire and collect images of mine contacts, and transfer those images in near real-time to operators through the use of a specialized Office of Naval Research UUV,” said Anthony Constable, Office of Naval Research science advisor to U.S. 6th Fleet. “This year, through the work of NIWC Pacific and NUWC Newport, we are showing that this capability can be integrated into programs of record by executing complex multi-vehicle UUV missions with modified U.S. Navy fleet assets.”

      An additional critical objective was to continue to increase the communication range and data transfer capability to give the operators more flexibility in mine hunting operations. Advancements in communication technology, demonstrated this year, have shown a significant improvement in operating ranges over currently used systems. This provides additional standoff flexibility to the U.S. Navy in conducting safe mine hunting operations.

      BALTOPS also provides a unique opportunity for the U.S. research, development and acquisition communities to exercise the current and emerging UUV technology in real-world operational environments. This year featured the current and future programs of record for mine hunting UUVs in the Mk18 and Lionfish systems. Both systems were put through the paces over 10 days of mine-hunting operations, collecting over 200 hours of undersea data.

      “The major benefit of the BALTOPS experimentation is to provide advanced mine hunting capabilities to the operator in the field. By exercising the future capabilities, U.S. 6th Fleet can provide valuable feedback to help guide the Navy acquisition community responsible for mine hunting UUV development and procurement,” said Lt. Joshua Lynn, U.S. 6th Fleet experimental lead for BALTOPS. “This year we have seen the near- and long-term future in mine hunting UUV technology and we are excited to see how quickly the technology and capabilities are improving.”

      BALTOPS 2022

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