Contents tagged with Nord Stream 2

  • Gazprom withdraws application for Nord Stream 2 route through Denmark

    Nord Stream 2 AG, the subsidiary of Russia’s oil giant Gazprom which owns the project, has withdrawn the application to lay the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in the territorial waters of Denmark, South of Bornholm island in the Baltic sea, that was submitted in 2017, RBC news agency reports. Two other applications with proposals to place a gas pipeline North-West or South-East of the island, outside Danish territorial waters, remain in force.

    "This step was necessary, because more than two years …

  • Media: France intends to openly oppose Nord Stream 2 pipeline

    France suddenly decided to join the countries that oppose the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, Gazprom's third effort to bypass Ukraine with the gas pipeline in the past six years.

    Suddeutsche Zeitung reports, citing sources in the French Government, representatives of Paris intend to vote for the amendments to the EU Gas Directive that would deprive Gazprom of control over the pipeline and could inhibit the planned maximum supply of 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year.

    The second Nord …

  • Polish Foreign Minister: Nord Stream 2 is killing Ukraine

    Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz criticized the Russian-German gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 in an interview with the German publication Handelsblatt. He said the project threatens the security of Ukraine and indicates Germany’s anti-European position.

    “The gas pipeline effectively neutralizes the sanctions and Nord Stream 2 is killing Ukraine. When the transit of Russian gas through Ukraine is stopped, this country will lose not only impressive profits but above all a guarantee of …

  • Denmark considers legal steps to block Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline

    Denmark can adopt a law that will provide legal context to block or postpone the implementation of the Russian project Nord Stream-2, announced on Tuesday, June 26, by Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen at a joint press conference with the Prime Minister of Ukraine, Vladimir Groysman, Altinget news agency reports.

    "I have submitted a draft bill to parliament that will allow us to assess the scope of foreign policy during standard processing of such applications, and this will allow us …

  • Ukraine calls on Denmark to oppose Nord Stream-2 pipeline

    Ukraine is counting on Denmark to unite with it in opposing the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline.

    This was reported on the website of the Cabinet of Ministers in following the talks between Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman and the head of the Danish government, Lars Løkke Rasmussen.

    “Kyiv is counting on continued support regarding the issue of opposing the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline as a direct threat to the energy security of not only Ukraine but also of …

  • Russia accuses U.S. of trying to push its gas into Europe

    The United States is trying to push its gas into the European market, said First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Energy Igor Anansky, commenting on the words of Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Sandra Oudkirk that Europe may halt the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline. 

    “The U.S. is again confusing politics with economics. All of America’s hopes are connected solely with the desire to prevent the cheapest gas from going to Europe and by attempts – using political …

  • Warsaw: Poland painstakingly working to prevent Nord Stream 2 pipeline

    Polish Deputy Minister of Energy Michał Kurtyka said that Warsaw has demanded that the EU gas directive be changed as soon as possible to prevent the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, Polskie Radio reports.

    According to Kurtyka, the ambassadors of the European Union will amend the document in late June. The deputy minister said this has become possible as a result of "the hard, painstaking and months-long work of Polish diplomats." These amendments will extend EU legislation to all …

  • Sweden explains why it consented to construction of Nord Stream 2 pipeline

    In an article published on the Ukrainian news site European Pravda, Swedish Ambassador to Ukraine Martin Hagstrom explained why his country authorized the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in its exclusive economic zone.

    The diplomat explained that, according to the project specifications, the gas pipeline would be laid outside of Sweden’s territorial waters, i.e. in international waters. In this regard, the government of the Scandinavian monarchy had to comply with the UN …

  • Speaker of Ukrainian Parliament to visit the US for talks on preventing construction of Nord Stream 2 pipeline

    The Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada, Andriy Parubiy will visit Washington where he will discuss with his counterparts from the United States, Georgia, Lithuania and Moldova the ways of preventing the implementation of the Nord Stream 2 project.

    "At the end of this month... I will be in Washington. We will have a meeting with [Speaker of the US House of Representatives Paul Ryan]; with the speakers of Georgia, Moldova, Lithuania and I hope Poland. One of the topics of our meeting will be …

  • Sweden approves the construction of Nord Stream 2 pipleline

    The Swedish government approved the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in its waters, the Minister of Entrepreneurship and Innovation of Sweden, Mikael Damberg stated at a special briefing, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    Earlier, Germany and Finland issued all the necessary permits for the construction and operation of the pipeline. Other countries along the pipeline route—Russia, Sweden and Denmark—were also expected to issue permits.

    The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will run through …