Contents tagged with Nord Stream

  • 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 …

  • German media: Former Stasi spy and friend of Putin is head of Nord Stream 2

    Matthias Warnig, CEO of Nord Stream 2 AG, the operator of the gas pipeline of the same name, worked as a spy for Stasi, the secret police of the German Democratic Republic (GDR, East Germany), back in 1974, Der Standart reports.

    With the code name “Arthur”, Warnig from the Düsseldorf GDR trade mission gave East Berlin information about west German companies. According to the article, between 1981 and 1990 Warnig held various posts in the GDR government, including positions in the Ministry of …

  • Kremlin promises to respond to Nord Stream 2 sanctions

    Russia is analyzing the situation surrounding the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. Due to the threat of US sanctions, the Swiss company Allseas, which was providing its pipe-laying vessels to Gazprom, recently ceased its involvement in the project, halting progress.

    Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said on Monday that Russia will not fail to respond to Washington’s new wave of anti-Russian sanctions. “Our position is that such sanctions are unacceptable to us,” said Peskov, …

  • Russian Foreign Minister: US sanctions will not stop construction of Nord Stream 2

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that despite the US sanctions, the Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream gas pipelines would be put into operation, reports Interfax news agency. Lavrov also said that Russia plans to respond to the new sanctions from Washington.

    US Congress approved the National Defense Authorization Act on December 17. President Donald Trump signed it on December 21. Following the adoption of the budget by Congress, two Republican US senators,Ted Cruz and Ron Johnson, sent …