Contents tagged with Nord Stream

  • Germany allows Poland to decide the fate of Nord Stream 2 pipeline

    German regulatory office for electricity, gas, telecommunications, post and railway market, Bundesnetzagentur has allowed Poland to participate in the consideration of the application to exclude Nord Stream 2 from the rules of the new EU Gas Directive. This issue is key for the future of the project, as European regulations can severely restrict gas supplies through the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

    Last year, the European Commission approved new changes to the EU Gas Directive. Now the Third …

  • Kyiv is looking for ways to ‘bury’ Nord Stream-2 pipeline

    Ukraine is in talks with the United States aimed at preventing Russia from finishing the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, said the head of the Ukrainian national oil company, Naftogaz, Andriy Kobolyev.

    He believes that "the game is not over yet." "The Russians will try to create their own technical capabilities to complete the pipeline ... We are now discussing how to be sure that this project is buried completely," the top manager said, as quoted by RIA Novosti.

    At the same time, Kobolyev made it …

  • Washington: Russia will not be able to complete Nord Stream 2

    Russia will not be able to complete the Nord Stream 2 pipeline on its own because it lacks the necessary technology. There will be a "long delay" in construction due to US sanctions, despite the assurances of Russian President Vladimir Putin that the gas pipeline will be completed in a few months, said the U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday, February 15.

    "They can't," Brouillette said when asked.

    The U.S. Energy Secretary also denied reports …

  • Poland demands Nord Stream 2 case documents from Gazprom

    The Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK), which previously fined the French company Engie Energy in connection with an investigation of the Nord Stream 2 project, has requested information from Gazprom. This was noted in a memorandum from Gazprom related to the launch of new eurobonds, reports RBC news agency.

    “On January 15, 2020, Gazprom received a notice from the Polish committee on competition requesting information and documents for conducting an investigation,” …

  • Gazprom vows to finish building Nord Stream 2 on its own

    Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller said that US sanctions will not stop the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from being completed.

    According to him, Russia is capable of finishing the project without the involvement of any other countries, although it will take longer.

    In a broadcast of the TV channel Russia 1, Miller emphasized that the “technological risks are currently being dealt with using Russian capabilities”.

    “There are no technological obstacles to us doing it on our own,” he said.

    Previously …

  • Merkel: construction of Northern Stream 2 gas pipeline has to be completed

    At a briefing after the talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that it is necessary to complete the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which should allow Russian gas to flow to Germany bypassing the Ukrainian gas transportation system.

    "We talked about the Nord Stream project, of course. This project is legitimized through new European legislation. We need to see it through. Germany and other European countries will benefit from the Nord Stream. Everyone is …

  • Kremlin unable to provide Nord Stream 2 launch date

    The Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov could not provide the date of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline launch because of the US sanctions. Russia previously planned to launch a gas pipeline bypassing Ukrainian territory by the beginning of 2020.

    "I don't think anyone is going to say what the the date is now. There were external force majeure circumstances causes by the actions of a third party that are against international law, as well as the norms of international trade and …

  • Russia promises to launch Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline by the end of 2020

    Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will be launched by the end of 2020. It will be finished with the help of the ship Akademik Cherskiy. However, "it will take some time" for additional preparation of the vessel, he said. According to the Marine Traffic website, Akademik Chersky is currently located in the port of Nakhodka in the Primorsky Krai. It will take at least a month for the ship to arrive at the location of the pipeline's construction.

    A …

  • Russia to ban entry to US citizens in response to Nord Stream 2 sanctions

    In response to the US’s sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 project, which halted pipe-laying operations in the Baltic Sea in a mere day, Russia could expand its list of US citizens who are banned from entering the country, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told Russian Interfax news agency.

    Unlike the US’s blacklists, Russia’s lists are not public. Thus the people on the list will only find out about it when they try to cross the border, Ryabkov explained.

    “The people who were …

  • Russia hopes for EU assistance with Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline

    Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak said that Moscow hopes that with the support of its European partners, it will be able to settle the situation around the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany. Earlier, the construction of the gas pipeline was suspended due to US sanctions against contractors. "We are confident that in cooperation with European countries and the European Union, we will solve this problem and find a compromise," said Kozak on December 25, as quoted by …