It’s one week later. The natural gas has all bubbled to the surface. Yet the pipeline owners have not been allowed to inspect the damage.
MOSCOW, Oct 4 (Reuters) - The operators of two Baltic Sea gas pipelines that linked Russia and Germany until they both sprang major leaks last week said they were unable to inspect the damaged sections because of restrictions imposed by Danish and Swedish authorities.
and it seems the sabotage missed one of the 4 pipes in the Nordstream network. This could be the biggest clue of who did it: two of the munitions hit the same pipe, and missed the 4th one. (Add a joke about how the Poles and the Yanks can’t do anything right.)
Kremlin-controlled Gazprom (GAZP.MM) has said flows could resume at the last remaining intact pipeline in the Nord Stream 2 network, a suggestion likely to be rebuffed given Europe blocked Nord Stream 2 days before Moscow sent its troops into Ukraine on Feb. 24.