MURMANSK, 27 Sep – PRIME. The Norwegian authorities have decided to tighten security measures on the Norwegian continental shelf after it became known about the leaks at the Nord Stream, said Oil and Energy Minister Terje Osland.
Petroleum and Energy Minister Terje Åsland (Ap) is stepping up preparedness on the Norwegian continental shelf following a gas leak in the Baltic Sea.
“Today, the government, the police, the armed forces and operators of the Norwegian continental shelf have worked in close contact. As a result, the government has strengthened security measures related to infrastructure, ground facilities and installations on the Norwegian continental shelf,” NRK television quoted the minister as saying.
He emphasized that the security of operations on the Norwegian continental shelf is given great attention.
On Monday, Nord Stream 2 AG reported that on one of the lines of Nord Stream 2 (it was filled with technical gas after construction), an emergency occurred in Danish waters near the island of Bornholm, accompanied by a sharp drop in pressure. In particular, the official representative of the operator noted that the pressure had dropped from 300 to 7 bar, the media wrote. The reasons are unknown, an investigation is underway, the company specified.
Then, Nord Stream AG, the operator of Nord Stream, reported a decrease in pressure on both strings (it was stopped since the end of August, but was filled with gas). The reasons are also not known. According to information from the Danish and Swedish authorities, two gas leaks were discovered at Nord Stream in the northeast of Bornholm Island and one at Nord Stream 2 in the southeast of the island.