30 Sep 2022 12:21

Nord Stream operator waiting for permits to start assessing pipeline damage

MOSCOW. Sept 30 (Interfax) - Nord Stream AG plans to start assessing the damage to the Nord Stream gas pipeline across the Baltic Sea as soon as it receives the necessary official permits, the pipeline operator said in a press release.

Access to the area of the incidents may be allowed only after the pressure in the gas pipeline has stabilised and the gas leakage has stopped, the company said.

"Until the completion of the damage assessment, it is not possible to predict the timeframe for restoration of the gas transmission infrastructure," it said.

The gas leaks on the two strings of the first Nord Stream pipeline and one of the two strings of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline occurred earlier this week near the Danish island of Bornholm.