Media: gas leak at Nord Stream 2 reached 70 tons per hour

BEIJING, Oct 9 – PRIME. Chinese scientists using advanced satellite technology have estimated the scale of the gas leak caused by the destruction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline: it reached 70 tons per hour, writes the South China Morning Post.

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According to the publication, after the incident on the gas pipeline, the Chinese government instructed scientists to assess the extent of the release of methane into the atmosphere, one of China’s most advanced Earth sensing satellites, Gaofen-5 02, was used for this.

According to scientists, based on data obtained on September 30 in the area of ​​the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline rupture, gas leakage reached 70 tons per hour.

The Gaofen-5 02 satellite was launched by China in September 2021, it has ultra-sensitive infrared sensors capable of detecting and measuring the amount of methane emissions into the atmosphere.

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The attacks took place on September 26 at once on two Russian export gas pipelines to Europe – Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2. Germany, Denmark and Sweden do not rule out targeted sabotage. The Nord Stream operator Nord Stream AG reported that the state of emergency on gas pipelines was unprecedented and it was impossible to estimate the timing of repairs.

The Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation initiated the initiation of a case on an act of international terrorism after the damage to the Nord Stream gas pipelines. Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod announced the government’s determination to refuse Russia’s participation in the investigation of the sabotage and the identification of those responsible. As the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova stated, only if Russia is involved in the investigation of the terrorist attacks on the Nord Streams can it be considered reliable and objective.

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