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Clara Ferreira Marques

Self-Sabotage in the Baltic: Elements by Clara Ferreira Marques

Russia’s gas supply is now even less predictable. And China will take note.

A disturbance in the sea off Denmark after leaks were detected on the Nord Stream gas pipelines from Russia to Germany.

A disturbance in the sea off Denmark after leaks were detected on the Nord Stream gas pipelines from Russia to Germany.

Source: Armed Forces of Denmark/Armed Forces of Denmark

Hello and welcome to Elements, our daily energy and commodities newsletter. Bloomberg Opinion’s Clara Ferreira Marques examines whether Russia damaged its reputation as a supplier to China if it turns out the Kremlin was behind the Nord Stream explosions. If you haven’t yet signed up to get Elements direct into your inbox, you can do that here.

There is still a lot we don’t know about the suspicious leaks from Russian gas conduits in the Baltic Sea. But if the Kremlin was behind the damage to the Nord Stream pipelines, it’s a spectacular act of self-sabotage.