On Thursday, the Norwegian police responded to a telephone threat against Nyhamna’s gas processing plant. This is one of Europe’s largest energy export facilities.
This threat was made amid increased concerns about oil and gas infrastructure security following the suspected sabotage by Russia’s Nord Stream gas pipes to Europe.
However, plant operator Gassco and offshore producers Shell and Equinor said output had not been interrupted., said that production had not been disrupted.
“It was a threat by telephone,” Odd Joergen Nilssen (the mayor of Aukra municipality), told Reuters without exacerbating.
The police operations leader stated that the situation was resolved and added that the police didn’t believe that the incident posed any danger to the plant.
Police said that a suspect was identified, and had made similar threats in the past.
Since the Nord Stream explosions, the Norwegian military Home Guard has been protecting the facility.
After a sharp drop in Russian gas flows, Norway is now Europe’s biggest gas supplier. This plant supplies 20% of the UK’s natural gas.
British and European gas prices rose on the news of the incident, but then dropped when it was reported that the situation had been resolved.
According to Gassco data, Nyhamna can export approximately 84 million standard cubic meters of gas per day.
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