Have the waters of Northern Europe become the scene of yet another pipeline sabotage? A year after the Nord Stream pipeline bombings, Finland confirmed this week that it is investigating a rupture in a subsea gas pipeline stretching all the way to Estonia. And the Finns say the damage was probably caused by “outside activity.” And that has it already on NATO’s radar.
The Balticconnector gas pipeline connects Inkoo in Finland and Paldiski in Estonia. It was ruptured on Wednesday along with a telecommunications cable connecting the two countries. Repairs are expected to take five months. In the meantime, worries over the security of Europe’s energy infrastructure will only grow.
For more on this we talk Benjamin Schmitt. He’s an energy security expert with the University of Pennsylvania. He’s testified to the US Congress on Russia’s weaponizing of energy. And this summer he paid a visit to the Balticconnector site in Estonia.
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