Russian Deputy Prime Minister Says Nord Stream Recovery Possible: TASS


MOSCOW—Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said Sunday that it was technically possible to restore the ruptured maritime infrastructure of the Nord Stream gas pipeline, TASS reported.

Last week, a total of four leaks were discovered in the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines in the Baltic near Denmark and Sweden, and ruptures were detected due to a significant drop in gas pressure.

“There has never been an incident like this before. Of course, restoring infrastructure has technical potential and requires time and appropriate funding. said Mr.

The Danish Energy Agency said on Sunday it had been informed by Nord Stream AG that stable pressure had been achieved at Nord Stream 1, the largest single supply route for Russian gas to Europe, the last leak. This indicates that the outflow from the

Nord Stream AG said on Saturday that the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which held some gas even though it was not running, was not leaking.

European Union countries say they believe the damage was caused by sabotage, but they and other Western governments have avoided direct accusations.Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday that the US and It said its allies were responsible, but the White House denied this.

According to TASS, Novak said the US, Ukraine and Poland are opposing the Nord Stream pipeline. He added that those who spoke out were interested in taking the pipes out of service.

The Nord Stream 1 pipeline has already been closed and now cannot be easily reopened. The new Nord Stream 2 pipeline had not yet entered commercial operation after being built in September 2021.