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Russia promises to continue gas transit through Ukraine
Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Russia does not intend to stop gas transit to Europe through Ukraine.
"Russia and Ukraine have concluded a gas transit agreement to Europe, this agreement will remain in force for its entire term. But even after the expiration of this agreement, Russia does not intend to abandon Ukrainian transit," Peskov said.
Peskov noted that Putin assumes that in the future the volume of gas supplies to Europe will grow, and Ukrainian …
Germany suspends construction of Nord Stream 2
The permit for the construction of Nord Stream 2 in Germany economic zone in the Baltic Sea has been suspended, reports Interfax citing German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH).
The permit, which was in effect until the end of May and applies to a 16-kilometer stretch of pipeline under construction, has been suspended due to a lawsuit filed by environmentalists, said a representative of BSH.
In April, Germany's Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU) tried to challenge …
U.S. Senators urge Biden to accelerate sanctions against Nord Stream 2
U.S. Senators Robert Menendez (New Jersey) and Jeanne Shaheen (from New Hampshire) sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken calling for accelerated imposition of new sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.
"This pipeline must be stopped, and your leadership is required towards that end. We urge that the effort to build strong Nord Stream 2 sanctions packages be accelerated to meet the urgency of the moment," the Senators said in a letter.
On March 18, the U.S. State Department …
Largest investor leaves Nord Stream 2
Germany's Wintershall Dea no longer plans to provide funding to the Nord Stream 2 project, the company said in a annual report.
"The Group‘s involvement with the Nord Stream 2 project is limited to the provision of loans together with four major European energy companies (ENGIE, OMV, Shell and Uniper). The company‘s loan payments to Nord Stream 2 AG amount to €730 million and were completed prior to the revision of the ‘Countering America‘s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act ‘CAATSA‘ Section 232 …
Germany considers shutting down Nord Stream-2 if Russia stops gas transit through Ukraine
The German government is considering the possibility of establishing a mechanism which will allow shutting down the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline if Russia reduces gas transit through Ukraine, reported German newspaper WirtschaftsWoche citing sources.
According to the newspaper, Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Heiko Maas are not considering the full withdrawal from the gas pipeline project.
At the same time, instead of completely stopping the construction, they are considering the …
U.S. gives Germany ultimatum on Nord Stream 2
For the first time, the United States signaled its readiness to start a dialogue on lifting sanctions from Nord Stream 2, provided that Germany prepares a package of proposals, reported the newspaper Handelsblatt, citing sources in the American administration." The German side should put a package of solutions on the negotiating table," the source of the newspaper said. "Otherwise, we will not be able to solve the Nord Stream 2 problem”.
The Americans demand establishing a mechanism that will …
U.S. to sanction Nord Stream 2 pipe laying vessel
The U.S. continues to increase pressure on the Nord Stream 2 project, which has already been left without key European participants fearing U.S. sanctions.
Following the expansion of restrictions on insurance, engineering and certification companies, the U.S. authorities are preparing a new sanctions package that will hit the only pipelaying vessel available to Gazprom - the Fortuna barge, Handelsblatt reports, citing its sources.
According to Handelsblatt, sanctions will be imposed on …
Another European company withdraws from Nord Stream 2 project
European companies continue to flee the Nord Stream 2 project under the threat of US sanctions.
After the U.S. State Department began sending out warnings demanding leaving the construction, "until it was too late", the Danish engineering corporation Ramboll decided to abandon cooperation with Russian gas giant Gazprom.
According to Politiken, the company with a 70-year history, the largest in Denmark in the engineering and architecture sector, decided to stop participating in the …
Another Nord Stream 2 partner walks away from the project due to sanctions concerns
The Norwegian company Det Norske Veritas (DNV) GL, an international accredited registrar and classification society, will not be able to provide a certificate of compliance for the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, which is built by Gazprom's subsidiary Nord Stream 2 AG, reports the Russian news agency RBC citing DNV’s press service.
"DNV GL will stop all compliance verification activities of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline as long as the sanctions remain in force. We are implementing a plan to curtail …
EU condemns expansion of U.S. sanctions against Nord Stream 2
The European Council condemns the possible expansion of U.S. sanctions against the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, stated European Council’s spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Peter Stano, RIA Novosti reports.
The European Union strongly opposes third-country sanctions against European companies doing legitimate business. "The extraterritorial sanctions run counter to the international law. European policy is defined in Europe, not in third countries," Stano said.
He noted that …