Overview of Danish news: the Minister of Climate deplores the gas situation

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

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

The postponement of the recovery, from summer 2023 to winter 2023-24, is mainly due to 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 game, Denmark will have to import gas for 75% of this annual consumption.

In addition, when Tyra is operational again, Denmark will be able to export gas to other countries in Europe.

Many countries already limit their gas consumption. For example, Spain has put in place a law that does not allow temperatures in buildings to be too high or too low until November 2023, and its prime minister has stopped wearing a tie to encourage others in stuffy offices to do the same.


Hundreds of pigs caught in the fire
Some 1,400 pigs were captured from a stable when a fire broke out in Ålkær, southern Jutland, on Wednesday. Many pigs were put down, as dozens of vets arrived on the scene to help with euthanasia. The source of the fire has not yet been identified. An investigation is underway.

Criticism of Germany’s border control
The long queues at border controls between Germany and Denmark have drawn widespread criticism from people coming from the south, as well as local German authorities. Tourism Minister Claus Ruhe Madsen admitted the handling of the situation was disappointing after he personally suffered a heist at the border over the weekend.

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Troll finds a new home
Ivan Evigvårs, a troll made from recycled materials by Thomas Dambo, will be moved from Sydhavn in Copenhagen to Mariager in northern 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 broke. It is believed that the troll will be a big tourist attraction for the small town.

Danish Defense seeks compensation from its Spanish supplier
The Danish Defense is taking legal action against the Spanish arms supplier Expal. The lawsuit, launched with the help of the law firm Poul Schmith, follows Expal’s abrupt halt to its delivery of ammunition in the summer of 2021. The Danish Defense had an agreement with the Spanish company for seven years. She seeks compensation to cover the cost of purchasing additional ammunition from other suppliers.

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