The Danish Energy Agency announced the stabilization of pressure at Nord Stream 1, the gas leak has ended. On Saturday, the agency made a similar announcement regarding the cessation of the Nord Stream 2 leak.
“Nord Stream AG has informed the Danish Energy Agency that pressure has now stabilized on the two Nord Stream 1 pipelines. This means that gas leaks at both Nord Streams have stopped,” the agency said on Twitter.
On October 1, the UN reported that breaches in the Nord Stream gas pipeline system in the Baltic Sea have led to what is likely to be the largest methane release ever recorded. A huge methane plume is visible on satellite images.
The total amount of methane leaked from Gazprom's pipeline system could be higher than the large leak that occurred in December at offshore oil and gas fields in Mexican waters of the Gulf of Mexico. This accident released about 40,000 tons of methane in 17 days. This is equivalent to burning 499 million kilograms of coal.
Leaks on two lines of Nord Stream 1 and one line of Nord Stream 2 became known on September 26. The Swedish Foreign Ministry said earlier that explosions were the cause of the leaks. On September 29, the Prosecutor General's Office of the Russian Federation opened a criminal case on an act of international terrorism.