Gas futures soar to 205 euros per megawatt hour on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange. An increase at the start of the session already over 10%, while Europe investigates the mysterious losses of the Nord Stream. The accidents have no impact on the gas supply in Europe because the connections are not currently in use but still create tension on the energy markets.
The EU believes that this week’s losses from two submarine gas pipelines between Russia and Germany “are no coincidence”, but that they are “a deliberate act”, said the EU’s High Commissioner for Foreign Policy. Josep Borrell. Expressing “deep concern” over the Nord Stream 1 and 2 leaks and calling for an investigation, Borrell said in a statement that “all available information indicates that these leaks are the result of deliberate action.”
The EU calls for a thorough investigation. “The #Nordstream sabotage acts appear to be an attempt to further destabilize the EU’s energy supply. We need an urgent and thorough investigation. Those who perpetrated this act will be held fully accountable and obligated to pay. Our efforts. to diversify the energy supply with respect to Russian gas continue “. The president of the European Council, Charles Michel, writes on Twitter.
Yesterday the two lines of the Nord Stream, 1 and 2, suffered “unprecedented” damage in the stretch of the Baltic Sea between Denmark and Sweden. And although the gas pipeline connecting Russia to Europe was now stopped due to the war in Ukraine, the sanctions in Moscow and the blackmail of the Kremlin, in Amsterdam the price of gas – which had remained more or less stable even after the closing of the taps. part of Gazprom in August – it shot up to 207 euros per megawatt hour (+ 19%).
Sabotage or deliberate false flag attack? What happened at a depth of 80 meters is not yet clear and will be investigated: in fact, no one in the West seems to consider the hypothesis of a simple accident, but rather that of Vladimir Putin’s hand. Danish and Swedish seismologists had recorded two strong explosions in the sea, around the Danish island of Bornholm: the first at 2:03 on the night between Sunday and Monday of magnitude 1.9, the second of 2.3 at 19:04.