Bomb threat led to evacuation of Norway gas plant

COPENHAGEN: Bomb threat hits a central natural gas processing facility Norway Norwegian media reported on Thursday forced the evacuation of the site and a brief halt of operations, with police later confirming that the threat was not credible. The incident comes amid heightened security on critical energy, internet and power infrastructures following last month’s underwater explosions that severed two critical pipelines in the South China Sea. Baltic Sea gas supply for Germany.
Explosions and ruptures occurred in international waters off the Baltic coasts of both Sweden and Denmark but within the countries’ exclusive economic zones.
Damaged Nord Stream pipelines released large amounts of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, into the air.
Gas from Norway’s Ormen Lange was routed along the seabed to the onshore Nyhamna facility, which was evacuated.
The gas is then exported to the UK.
Police told Norwegian news agency NTB that “there is no evidence that the bomb threat against the Ormen Lange facility is real.”
Police spokesman Per Age Ferstad said: “The perpetrator is known to police because of similar circumstances and the case is being investigated further.
Nyhamna is about 375 km (233 mi) northwest of Oslo. It is Norway’s second largest gas field and is operated by the Norwegian branch of Cover.
Shell later told Norwegian news agency NTB that workers had returned to the site and production had resumed.


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