Suspicion of gross sabotage, Sweden says

Climate scientists described the shocking images of gas spewing to the surface of the Baltic Sea as a “reckless release” of greenhouse gas emissions that, if deliberate, “amounts to an environmental crime.” Anadolu Agency | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Sweden’s national security service on Thursday said a crime scene investigation into the gas leaks … Read more

German minister criticizes U.S. over ‘astronomical’ natural gas prices

A photo of a natural gas flare burning near an oil pump jack at the New Harmony Oil Field in the US on June 19, 2022. Luke Sharrett | Bloomberg | Getty Images Germany’s economy minister accused the US and other “friendly” gas prices supplier states of astronomical for their supplies, suggesting they were profiting … Read more

Europe made a mistake with Russian energy, now it needs to spend big

US Senator Chris Murphy on Tuesday criticized Europe’s overreliance on Russian energy, saying it had come at a heavy cost and called on the region to start investing heavily in alternative supplies. “What a mistake for Europe to have been welded to Russia when it comes to energy,” Democratic Party member Murphy told CNBC’s Hadley … Read more

Moldova says Russia’s Gazprom cuts gas supplies by 30%

CHISINAU, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Russia’s Gazprom (GAZP.MM) cut natural gas supplies to Moldova on Saturday by around 30%, the director of gas firm Moldovagaz, Vadim Ceban, said. A day earlier, Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Spinu said Gazprom had warned Moldova about the reduction in supplies. read more Spinu said on Saturday that technical problems … Read more

Greece-Bulgaria pipeline starts operations to boost non-Russian gas flows

SOFIA, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Greece and Bulgaria started commercial operation of a long-delayed gas pipeline on Saturday which will help decrease southeast Europe’s dependence on Russian gas and boost energy security. The 182-km pipeline will provide relief to Bulgaria, which has been struggling to secure gas supplies at affordable prices since the end of … Read more

Italy’s Eni working with Gazprom to resolve Russian gas flow halt

MILAN, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Italy’s Eni (ENI.MI) said it would not receive any of the gas it had requested from Russia’s Gazprom (GAZP.MM) for delivery on Saturday, but the firms said they were working to fix this . Russian gas supplies through the Tarvisio entry point will be at zero for Oct. 1, Eni, … Read more

Nord Stream rupture may mark biggest single methane release ever recorded -UN

Sept 30 (Reuters) – The ruptures on the Nord Stream natural gas pipeline system under the Baltic Sea have led to what is likely the biggest single release of climate-damaging methane ever recorded, the United Nations Environment Program said on Friday. A huge plume of highly concentrated organization methane, a greenhouse gas far more potent … Read more

U.S. has much to gain from Nord Stream damage, Russia says at U.N.

Sept 30 (Reuters) – The Russian ambassador to the United Nations on Friday told the Security Council that the US has much to gain in gas trade from damage to the Nord Stream pipeline system under the Baltic Sea but stopped short of blaming Washington for this week’s explosions. A council meeting convened at Russia’s … Read more

Nord Stream gas leaks sees methane spew into the atmosphere

Climate scientists described the shocking images of gas spewing to the surface of the Baltic Sea as a “reckless release” of greenhouse gas emissions that, if deliberate, “amounts to an environmental crime.” Anadolu Agency | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images Unexplained gas leaks along two underwater pipelines connecting Russia to Germany have felt huge volumes … Read more

Q+A Nord Stream gas ‘sabotage’: who’s being blamed and why?

WARSAW, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Major leaks that suddenly erupted in the Nord Stream gas pipelines that run from Russia to Europe under the Baltic Sea have generated plenty of theories but few clear answers about who or what caused the damage. Here is what we know and what has been said so far: WHO … Read more