Swedish officials said they have decided to close their investigation into the September 2022 explosions on the Nord Stream gas pipelines which were built to carry Russian natural gas to Germany, saying they do not have jurisdiction.
Instead, a combination of barriers can be employed, where each additional mitigation draws the net a little tighter in one area, making it harder for the perpetrator to get through the armour.
“It is likely that both the gas pipe and the damage to the communication cable is the result of external activity,” he said in a statement.
The Danish Energy Agency has invited Swiss-based Nord Stream 2 to participate in an operation to lift an unknown object found next to the damaged gas link in the Baltic Sea.
Germany's defence minister voiced caution on Wednesday over media reports that a pro-Ukraine group was involved in blowing up the Nord Stream gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea last year.
The report went on to say the attack required experienced divers who may have received “specialised government training” at some point.
A piece of shrapnel from the sabotaged Nord Stream pipeline is on display at Aberdeen’s Subsea Expo alongside the ROV that captured the first footage of the damage.
Russia blamed the US for explosions that damaged the Nord Stream pipelines and warned of a response from Moscow, after an American investigative journalist published an article alleging the Biden administration had attacked the gas transportation network.
Much has been written about the economic consequences of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, particularly as the shutdown of the Nord Stream gas pipeline has left the European market scrambling for cover in the form of liquified natural gas (LNG).
A Swiss court has granted a six-month "stay of bankruptcy" to the operating company for the never-opened Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which was built to bring Russian gas to Germany but put on ice shortly before Russia invaded Ukraine in February.
Global Underwater Hub CEO Neil Gordon says the subsea sector needs clearer visibility on major projects in wind, oil and gas and defence.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government is revoking the waiver that exempted Nord Stream pipeline turbines from Canadian sanctions on Russia’s oil and gas industry.
Swedish prosecutors have concluded that sabotage caused the Nord Stream explosions, in September.
With Nord Stream AG, the consortium led by Russia's Gazprom completing "intial data gathering" on the pipeline's alleged sabotage in the Baltic Sea, we've put together a timeline of events on the key pipeline's leaks.
Nord Stream AG has completed initial data gathering at the location of the pipeline damage on Line 1 in the Swedish exclusive economic zone finding "technogenic craters".
Uniper reported one of the biggest losses in German corporate history, with Russia’s stranglehold on gas supplies leaving the giant utility struggling to survive.
Norway is increasing the readiness of its defense forces and boosting maritime surveillance as it works to secure vital energy links to Europe.
Russia’s Ministry of Defence has claimed that the UK's navy was behind the attacks on the Nord Stream pipelines last month.
Norway's prime minister is calling for support from NATO navies as fears around drone sightings near offshore platforms grow.
Russian attacks on Ukraine have destroyed 30% of Ukraine’s grid, President Volodymyr Zelensky has said.
Powerful explosions were the cause of "extensive damage" to the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea, Danish police have said.
Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said any energy infrastructure in the world is at risk after the explosions on the Nord Stream gas pipelines.
Detonations caused the recent ruptures of Russia’s Nord Stream gas pipelines, with the evidence pointing to a deliberate act, according to Swedish investigators.
The Swedish prosecutor in charge of the investigation into leaks from pipelines in the Baltic Sea has ordered the area to be closed as he carries out a preliminary inquiry into "suspected gross sabotage".
Europe has moved swiftly to secure additional gas supplies after explosions hits the Nord Stream pipelines last week.