Norwegian Gas Flow Resumes: Security Boost for Europe

The flow of Norwegian gas to northern England via the Langeled pipeline resumed on Friday after a June 2 outage, alleviating concerns over energy security in Europe. A crack in Equinor's Sleipner Riser platform had caused the interruption. Gas flow data showed a rate of 44.5 million cubic metres per day.


Reuters | Updated: 07-06-2024 10:29 IST | Created: 07-06-2024 10:29 IST
Norwegian Gas Flow Resumes: Security Boost for Europe
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The flow of Norwegian gas to northern England via the Langeled pipeline resumed on Friday, live data from Britain's system operator National Gas showed following a June 2 outage that triggered renewed concerns over energy security in Europe.

Britain's Easington import terminal received gas from Langeled at a rate of 44.5 million cubic metres (mcm) per day at 0446 GMT, up from zero on Thursday, according to flow data from National Gas. Sunday's interruption of gas flows from Norway's onshore Nyhamna plant via Langeled to Easington drove Europe's benchmark gas price on Monday to 38.56 euros per megawatt hour (MWh), its

highest since December.

The outage was caused by a crack in a two-inch pipeline onboard Equinor's offshore Sleipner Riser platform, which acts as a connection between Langeled North and Langeled South.

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