The Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines, suddenly suffered serious leaks and, in the words of the Nord Stream Gas Pipeline Company, "It is unprecedented for three subsea lines of the Nord Stream gas pipeline system to break at the same time on the same day."
Nord Stream 1 is made up of two parallel pipelines, each rated to deliver 27.5 billion cubic metres of gas per year, and the pipeline began supplying gas directly to Germany in 2011. Due to the outbreak of the Russian-Ukrainian war, the pipeline delivered only 20 per cent of its rated gas capacity after July this year, and at the end of August Russia stopped supplying gas in the name of a breakdown. Nord Stream 2, a gas pipeline parallel to Line 1, was due to be completed in September 2021 and was planned to be opened soon after completion, but this was delayed due to tensions between Russia and Ukraine, and Germany suspended the opening of Nord Stream 2 indefinitely after the outbreak of the Russian-Ukrainian war.
According to the Russian news agency TASS 27, Swedish seismologists monitored two explosions on Monday along the burial routes of the Nord Stream-1 and Nord Stream-2 pipelines. According to data from Sweden's national seismic network, the monitoring station recorded two apparent explosions. One of them had a magnitude of 2.3. Officials from the Swedish National Seismological Network also noted that the data indicated that there was no doubt that an explosion had occurred.