A roundup of news and commentary from NGI’s LNG Insight

  • Nord Stream AG, operator of the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline systems, has been granted access in the security zones around the ruptured lines.
  • The Switzerland-based consortium said Monday that Danish authorities have given it permission to survey and perform operations in the exclusion zone around the pipelines running through the Baltic Sea established in late August.
  • Nord Stream released the results of preliminary inspections earlier in the month, echoing the conclusion of several European governments that the pipelines designed to carry Russian gas to the continent were ruptured by powerful explosive devices.
  • Germany’s Uniper SE, previously the country’s largest buyer of Russian gas, has inked a tentative supply agreement with Israeli firm NewMed Energy.
  • Both firms will explore sending additional natural gas to the continent from Israel’s Leviathan field through Egyptian LNG infrastructure and the potential production of hydrogen made with natural gas.