[Central News Agency] The Nord Stream pipeline transporting Russian natural gas to Europe was suspected of being damaged due to man-made damage on September 26, causing gas to leak.

A spokesman said Nord Stream 2 had stopped leaking today as gas and water pressures had reached equilibrium.

Nord Stream 2 spokesman Ulrich Lissek told AFP that "water pressure in the Baltic Sea was one of the factors that closed the pipeline, so the gas inside could not continue to escape. The conclusion is that there is still residual natural gas."

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"It's a million-dollar question," Lisek said when asked how much gas was still in the pipeline.

At present, it is impossible to obtain relevant information on the leakage status of Beixi No. 1. The leakage point of this pipeline is obviously larger than that of Beixi No. 2.

Due to disputes over the Ukraine war, the two gas pipelines stopped sending natural gas to Europe before the leak was discovered, but there is still gas inside the pipelines due to pressure.

On the 26th of last month, two unexplained explosions occurred in the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 pipelines. Since then, Swedish and Danish authorities have discovered air leaks at 4 locations.

German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser said earlier on Tuesday that Germany would form an investigation unit with Denmark and Sweden to find out the apparent "vandalism" of the Nord Stream pipeline.

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