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Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto on Wednesday said the security of the Turkish Stream natural gas pipeline requires close attention in the wake of the incident that befell the Nord Stream lines.
"The Turkish Stream today remains the only gas pipeline through which Russian gas is transported to Europe without interruption. Even if transit through Ukraine is disrupted, we will still be able to guarantee gas supply to our country. However, the recent developments show that countries along the [pipeline’s] route need to pay close attention to its security," he said on Facebook (banned in Russia as it’s owned by Meta Corporation, which is designated as extremist in Russia).
"If we had succumbed to pressure, threats of sanctions and had not built the Turkish Stream, we would now have huge problems," Szijjarto said.
Norway and Denmark will increase security and surveillance around their energy infrastructure sites after the alleged sabotage of Russia's Nord Stream gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea.
Norway -- an oil-rich nation and Europe's biggest supplier of gas -- will strengthen security at its land and offshore installations, the country's energy minister said.
The Scandinavian country's Petroleum Safety Authority also urged vigilance on Monday after unidentified drones were seen flying near Norway's offshore oil and gas platforms.
"The PSA has received a number of warnings/notifications from operator companies on the Norwegian Continental Shelf concerning the observation of unidentified drones/aircraft close to offshore facilities" the agency said in a statement.
"Cases where drones have infringed the safety zone around facilities are now being investigated by the Norwegian police."
Meanwhile Denmark will increase security across its energy sector after the Nord Stream incident, a spokesperson for gas transmission operator Energinet told Upstream.