Brussels, The European Union (EU) suspects that damage to two underwater natural gas pipelines was sabotage. It is warning of retaliation for any attack on Europe’s energy networks, a senior official said today, as energy companies began ramping up security.
The episode underscored the vulnerability of Europe’s energy infrastructure and further heightened tensions in the continent that has been rocked by the seven-month war in Ukraine.
Seismologists reported that explosions rattled the Baltic Sea before unusual leaks were discovered yesterday (Tuesday) on two underwater natural gas pipelines running from Russia to Germany. The incidents came as the EU struggles to keep a lid on soaring gas and electricity prices.
The three leaks were reported on the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines, which are filled with natural gas but aren’t delivering the fuel to Europe.
Source: Oman News Agency