Danish News Round-Up: Climate Minister regrets the gas situation

Danish News Round-Up: Climate Minister regrets the gas situation

The resumed extraction of gas from the Tyra field in the Danish part of the North Sea has been postponed, and climate minister Dan Jørgensen is not happy about that.

This is largely due to the instability of the gas market due to the war in Ukraine and the dependence on Russian gas.

The postponement of the resumption, from the summer of 2023 to the winter of 2023-24, is mainly a result of COVID-19 limiting the manpower needed to complete a new platform – which is under development in Indonesia.

Domino effect
In 2021, Denmark used 2.15 million cubic meters of gas, and with Tyra out of the picture, Denmark must import gas corresponding to 75 percent of this annual consumption.

When Tyra is up and running again, Denmark will also be able to export gas to other countries in Europe.

Many countries are already limiting their gas consumption. For example, Spain has implemented a law that does not allow temperatures in buildings to be too high or too low until November 2023, and the country’s prime minister has stopped wearing ties to encourage others in sweltering offices to do the same.

Hundreds of pigs burned
Around 1,400 pigs were trapped in a barn when a fire broke out in Ålkær in southern Jutland on Wednesday. Many of the pigs have been put down as dozens of vets arrived on the scene to help with the cull. The source of the fire has not yet been identified. An investigation is pending.

Border control criticism from Germany
The long traffic queues at the border control between Germany and Denmark have given rise to much criticism from people from the south as well as the local German authorities. Minister of Tourism, Claus Ruhe Madsen, has admitted that the handling of the situation is disappointing after personally experiencing a slowdown at the border at the weekend.

Troll finds a new home
Ivan Evigvårs, a troll made from recycled materials by Thomas Dambo, is being moved from Sydhavn in Copenhagen to Mariager in North Jutland after 18,000 people voted online for the city to win. A large group of children and members of CittaSlow, an organization inspired by the slow food movement, gathered when the news was announced. It is believed that the troll will be a major tourist attraction for the small town.

Danish Defense demands compensation from Spanish supplier
The Danish Armed Forces are suing the Spanish arms supplier Expal. The lawsuit, initiated with the help of the law firm Poul Schmith, is a result of Expal suddenly stopping its supply of ammunition in the summer of 2021. The Danish Defense Force had an agreement with the Spanish company for seven years. It is seeking damages to cover the costs of purchasing additional ammunition from other suppliers.

Source: The Nordic Page

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