"It definitely looks highly suspicious, but I think we need to establish the facts and then attribute," an anonymous western official said of Russia's potential involvement in the recent Nord Stream pipeline leaks.
"The military will be more visible at Norwegian oil and gas installations," Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere said, adding that attacks would be "handled jointly with our [NATO] allies."
Here’s a snapshot of recent energy deals including Talos Energy’s $1.1 billion acquisition of private Gulf of Mexico operator, EnVen Energy, plus the $565 million sale of half of Kinder Morgan’s stake in a Georgia LNG facility.
"We have temporarily put limitations in place for customers in accordance with the terms of our supply contracts. We have a supply response team in place to supply product from unaffected sources," an Exxon Mobil spokesperson said in response to the recent wage strikes in France.
Expected merger would create Polish national energy champion.
Launched earlier this month, the sale comes after Shell and Exxon Mobil ran initial sales processes for their British and Dutch assets.
The strike action has deepened French refining woes already hit by outages and walkouts at other oil refineries. More than 40% of France’s refining capacity is currently offline.
Sweden’s Maritime Authority issued a warning about two leaks in the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, shortly after a leak on the nearby Nord Stream 2 pipeline was discovered that had prompted Denmark to restrict shipping.
European countries have resisted Russian calls to allow the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to operate and accused Moscow of using energy as a weapon. Russia denies doing so and blames the West for gas shortages.