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Seismograph spiked twice on day of Baltic pipeline leaks - Germany's GFZ

Seismograph spiked twice on day of Baltic pipeline leaks - Germany's GFZ

BERLIN, Sept 27 (Reuters) - A seismograph on the Danish island of Bornholm twice recorded spikes representing earth tremors on Monday, the day on which the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines underwent dramatic falls in pressure, German geological research centre GFZ said. The seismograph recorded near-silence until 0003 GMT (2am local time) when there was a spike representing a tremor in the earth followed by a continuous hissing waveform.

Blasts occurred near Nord Stream gas leaks, seismologist tells SVT

Blasts occurred near Nord Stream gas leaks, seismologist tells SVT

OSLO, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Seismologists in Denmark and Sweden on Monday registered powerful blasts in the areas of the Nord Stream gas leaks, Sweden's National Seismology Centre (SNSN) at the Uppsala University told public broadcaster SVT on Tuesday. "There is no doubt that these were explosions," SNSN seismologist Bjorn Lund told SVT. Reporting by

Q+A-What is known so far about the Nord Stream gas pipeline leaks

Q+A-What is known so far about the Nord Stream gas pipeline leaks

By Nina Chestney LONDON, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Unexplained gas leaks detected in the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines from Russia to Germany have prompted investigations by European countries into the cause, including possible sabotage. Denmark's armed forces on Tuesday released video showing bubbles rushing to the surface of the Baltic Sea above the pipelines, and said the largest gas leak had caused surface disturbance of well over 1 kilometre in diameter.

France wants EU cap on price of gas-fuelled power - document

France wants EU cap on price of gas-fuelled power - document

By Kate Abnett BRUSSELS, Sept 27 (Reuters) - France has suggested the European Union caps the price of gas used to produce electricity to try to tame surging energy costs, as European countries step up efforts to tackle the crisis. The EU put forward proposals last week to tackle the sky-high energy prices that are fuelling inflation and threatening recession.

Blasts occurred near Nord Stream gas leaks, seismologist tells SVT

Blasts occurred near Nord Stream gas leaks, seismologist tells SVT

OSLO, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Seismologists in Denmark and Sweden on Monday registered powerful blasts in the areas of the Nord Stream gas leaks, Sweden's National Seismology Centre (SNSN) at the Uppsala University told public broadcaster SVT on Tuesday. "There is no doubt that these were explosions," SNSN seismologist Bjorn Lund told SVT. Reporting by

German minister sees nuclear extension as increasingly likely - Spiegel

German minister sees nuclear extension as increasingly likely - Spiegel

BERLIN, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Germany's economy minister expects to have to extend the lifespans of the country's last two nuclear power plants to avoid possible outages and grid bottlenecks in Europe's biggest economy this winter, Spiegel weekly reported on Tuesday. Germany had planned to complete a phase-out of nuclear power by the end of this year but a collapse in energy supplies from Russia due to the war in Ukraine has prompted the government to keep two plants on standby until April.

Seismograph spiked twice on day of Baltic pipeline leaks - Germany's GFZ

Seismograph spiked twice on day of Baltic pipeline leaks - Germany's GFZ

BERLIN, Sept 27 (Reuters) - A seismograph on the Danish island of Bornholm twice recorded spikes representing earth tremors on Monday, the day on which the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines underwent dramatic falls in pressure, German geological research centre GFZ said. The seismograph recorded near-silence until 0003 GMT (2am local time) when there was a spike representing a tremor in the earth followed by a continuous hissing waveform.

Video shows boiling seas above broken Nord Stream pipelines

Video shows boiling seas above broken Nord Stream pipelines

COPENHAGEN, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Denmark's armed forces on Tuesday released video showing bubbles rushing to the surface of the Baltic Sea above the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines, and said the largest gas leak had caused surface disturbance of well over 1 kilometre in diameter. Reporting by Stine Jacobsen, editing by Terje Solsvik

Canada - Sept 27

Canada - Sept 27

Sept 27 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. THE GLOBE AND MAIL ** Mohamad Fakih, the founder and executive chair of Paramount Fine Foods, is locked in a legal battle with the restaurant chain's biggest investors, who are seeking to remove him from the company and to restructure Paramount or wind up the business.

S.Africa to overhaul power utility Eskom's board amid record outages

S.Africa to overhaul power utility Eskom's board amid record outages

Sept 27 (Reuters) - The South African government will make changes to state power utility Eskom's board of directors, the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) said on Tuesday, after electricity outages reached record levels this year. Saddled with unreliable coal-fired power stations and a mountain of debt, Eskom has struggled to meet electricity demand for more than a decade, constraining economic growth in Africa's most industrialised nation.

South Africa to makes changes to power utility Eskom's board

South Africa to makes changes to power utility Eskom's board

Sept 27 (Reuters) - The South African government will make changes to state power utility Eskom's board of directors, the Department of Public Enterprises said on Tuesday, with electricity outages at record levels. "On Tuesday, the Minister (Pravin Gordhan) informed the board that a review has been finalised and that the Board will soon be reconstituted and restructured," the department said in a statement.