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German Police See State Actor Role in Nord Stream Blasts as Probable - Spiegel

Oct 05, 2022

Germany's BKA federal police assumes explosions in the Nord Stream pipelines last week were 'a targeted act of sabotage' and said it is probable that state actors were involved, the Spiegel weekly reported, citing a letter to industry representatives…

Putin Ally Compares Nord Stream Sabotage to CIA-backed Attacks of 1980s

Oct 05, 2022

One of President Vladimir Putin's top allies said on Wednesday that the sabotage of the Nord Stream offshore gas pipelines resembled the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency-backed attacks on oil infrastructure in Nicaragua in 1983.Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 offshore gas pipelines…

Drones Seen Near North Sea Gas Field, Danish Police Say

Oct 04, 2022

Danish police have over the weekend received reports of drone activity near the Roar gas field in the North Sea, a police spokesperson said on Tuesday.  The Roar field is next to Denmark's largest gas field, Tyra, both of which are operated by TotalEnergies…

Norwegian Police Install Drone Detectors on Offshore Oil and Gas Platforms - Newspaper VG

Oct 04, 2022

OSLO, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Norwegian police have placed drone detection systems on offshore oil and gas platforms to investigate recent safety breaches, newspaper VG reported on Tuesday, part of a wider security ramp-up following damage last week to the Nord Stream gas pipelines…

Norway Posts Soldiers at Oil, Gas Plants after Nord Stream Leaks

Oct 03, 2022

Norway's military said on Monday it had posted soldiers to help guard major onshore oil and gas processing plants, part of a wider effort to boost security amid suspicion that sabotage caused leaks in the Nord Stream gas pipelines last week…

Britain to Acquire Two Specialist Ships to Protect Underwater Infrastructure

Oct 02, 2022

Britain will acquire two specialist ships to protect underwater infrastructure such as cables and pipelines, defence minister Ben Wallace said on Sunday, following leaks in the Nord Stream gas pipelines from Russia to Europe.European countries…

Norway Will Patrol its Oil and Gas Platforms with Help from Allies

Sep 30, 2022

Norway will receive help from Britain, Germany and France to patrol the seas around its oil and gas platforms amid suspicion that sabotage caused leaks in Nord Stream pipelines earlier this week, Norway's prime minister said on Friday.Russia's…

ConocoPhillips Scandinavia Raises Security Level after Drone Sightings

Sep 30, 2022

The Scandinavian unit of ConocoPhillips, a major oil and gas producer in Norway, has this week elevated the security level and emergency preparedness at its offshore and onshore facilities, the company said in a statement on Friday.'We confirm having made drone observations…

Russian Spy Chief Accuses West of Nord Stream Sabotage

Sep 30, 2022

Russia's top spy said on Friday that Moscow had intelligence indicating that the West was behind what he said was a 'terrorist act' against the Nord Stream gas pipelines under the Baltic Sea.A sharp drop in pressure on both pipelines was registered on Sept…

Drone Activity Observed Near Total Offshore Installation in North Sea

Sep 29, 2022

TotalEnergies said on Thursday it had observed 'unauthorized drone activity' near one of its offshore oil and gas installations in the North Sea.Denmark, has like other countries in the region, raised its safety level for its power and gas sector…

EU Vows to Protect Energy Network after 'sabotage' of Nord Stream Gas Pipeline

Sep 29, 2022

The European Union on Wednesday promised a 'robust' response to any intentional disruption of its energy infrastructure after saying it suspected sabotage was behind gas leaks discovered this week on subsea Russian pipelines to Europe.As gas…

Kremlin Dismisses 'Stupid' Claims Russia Attacked Nord Stream Pipelines

Sep 28, 2022

The Kremlin on Wednesday said claims that Russia was somehow behind a possible attack on the Nord Stream gas pipelines were stupid, adding that the United States had opposed the pipelines and its companies had made big profits supplying gas to Europe…

Norway Oil Safety Regulator Warns of Threats from Unidentified Drones

Sep 26, 2022

Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority (PSA) on Monday urged oil companies to be more vigilant over unidentified drones seen flying near Norwegian offshore oil and gas platforms, warning they could pose a risk of accidents or deliberate attacks…

US Seeks to Restore Safety Rules Sparked by Gulf Oil Spill

Sep 12, 2022

The Biden administration on Monday proposed offshore drilling safety measures that it said would help prevent oil spills and protect workers and the environment.The proposal aims to restore safety provisions put in place by the Obama administration…

Natgas Pipeline Explodes in Lake Lery, Louisiana

Sep 09, 2022

The U.S. Coast Guard said on Thursday that it was responding to a natural gas pipeline explosion at Lake Lery, La., and there have been no reports of injuries, casualties or pollution at this time.The Coast Guard received a report of a large fire at Lake Lery…

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