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Defenses Bolstered at Europe’s Energy Sites After Alarms Raised

  • US, EU warn of risks as Nord Stream blasts called ‘sabotage’
  • Germany prepares for ‘unthinkable’ scenarios as navy deployed
The compressor station of the new Baltic Pipe natural gas pipeline near Goleniow, Poland, on Sept. 27.

The compressor station of the new Baltic Pipe natural gas pipeline near Goleniow, Poland, on Sept. 27.

Photographer: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Alarms are being raised about the security of Europe’s energy assets as nations worry if more widespread attacks will follow the Nord Stream pipeline blasts.

The US said tankers carrying liquefied natural gas to the region should be on high alert after the “apparent sabotage” of the pipelines earlier this week, and Norway said its defense forces will be “more visible” around oil and gas facilities after an “abnormally high” amount of drone activity. NATO’s secretary general met with Denmark’s prime minister to discuss “the protection of critical infrastructure.”