DISINFO: Operating Nord Stream I would be dangerous
  • Outlet: oroszhirek.hu (archived)*
  • Date of publication: September 06, 2022
  • Article language(s): Hungarian
  • Reported in: Issue 307
  • Countries / regions discussed: Russia, EU
Natural resources gas Energy

DISINFO: Operating Nord Stream I would be dangerous


Using the failed turbine of Nord Stream I pipeline would be dangerous, it could cause an explosion or fire. Previously, other turbines had exhibited the same faults.


The article transmits recurring disinformation narratives about the alleged technical issues that limit natural gas deliveries to the EU through the Nord Stream pipeline. This narrative plays into the Kremlin's claims that the West is collapsing.

Siemens noted that it did not believe such leakage is sufficient ground to stop the pipeline's operation, as "Such leaks do not normally affect the operation of a turbine and can be sealed on site."

The so-called technical problems occur at the same time as Kremlin seeks to pressure the European governments and create public panic over energy insecurity / energy costs.


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