Allies to help Norway patrol platforms at sea after ‘sabotage’ – POLITICO

Norway’s allies will help patrol the country’s oil and gas platforms at sea after Western countries declared leaks in the Nord Stream gas pipelines a likely act of sabotage, Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre said. “We’re in a dialogue with our allies regarding increased presence in the Norwegian (offshore) sector and have said yes to … Read more

Huge pressure leaks hit undersea Nord Stream pipelines – POLITICO

Three Russia-to-Germany pipelines running under the Baltic Sea reported massive pressure falls, Danish authorities said. Two of the leaks were near the double Nord Stream 1 pipeline, to the northeast of Denmark’s Bornholm island, and one leak was reported near the Nord Stream 2 pipeline off the southeastern coast of the island, the Danish Maritime … Read more

Even Russia’s friends are getting upset over its war – POLITICO

NEW YORK — By the time Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov took the stage at the United Nations General Assembly this week, he and his country had already lost much of the audience. Throughout the annual gathering, world leader after world leader had expressed deep discomfort if not outright condemnation over Russia’s war in Ukraine. … Read more

Just Stop Oil ‘sorry’ for leaving plastic rubbish near protest site on farm

Around 50 campaigners were arrested at the site a week ago, when they blocked oil tankers entering and leaving the oil terminal for around four and a half hours. The protest group, which wants the immediate end to licensing for the exploration, development and production of oil and gas in the UK, said the dumping … Read more

EU plans new sanctions after Putin’s nuclear escalation threat – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Europe is drawing up plans to hit Russia with fresh sanctions amid demands for a swift response, after Vladimir Putin threatened to use nuclear weapons in his war against Ukraine.  The Russian dictator announced a major escalation on Wednesday, including the mobilization of 300,000 Russian reservists and a warning … Read more