Contents tagged with Nord Stream

  • U.S. promises to continue imposing sanctions against Nord Stream 2

    The U.S. administration intends to continue imposing sanctions against Nord Stream 2. Such actions should demonstrate that the United States continues to oppose this project, said the U.S. Department of State spokesman, Ned Price.

    "We will continue to impose restrictive measures against individuals and companies whose activities are subject to such sanctions. In this way we will demonstrate that we oppose this gas pipeline," he said at the briefing.

    At the same time, according to Price, the U. …

  • Russia promises to complete Nord Stream 2 this year

    Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak said that the Nord Stream 2 pipeline will be fully completed by the end of 2021, TASS reports.

    According to Novak, the construction is proceeding according to schedule, and if there are no new obstacles, the pipeline can be put into operation by the end of 2021.

    Novak's words were indirectly confirmed by the CEO of the Austrian energy company, OMV Group, Reiner Seele. Speaking at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, he said that only 50 km …

  • Putin announces completion of first phase of North Stream-2

    The first phase of the Nord Stream-2 pipeline has been completed, announced Russian President Vladimir Putin during a speech at St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

    "I am pleased to report that today, two and a half hours ago, the laying of the pipes of the first line of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline was successfully completed . Work on the second line continues. The construction in its entirety, including the maritime section, is finished," Putin said.

    Earlier, the Russian Energy …

  • Kremlin: U.S. will try to block certification of Nord Stream 2 pipeline

    Russia believes that the U.S. has abandoned the sanctions against the participants of North Stream-2 pipeline, but intend to try to block its certification, said Russia's Permanent Representative to the EU Vladimir Chizhov, RIA Novosti reports.

    "The U.S. position is that the construction cannot be stopped. But after the construction comes the certification period. Here they can put some more sticks in our wheels," Chizhov said.

    At the same time, Chizhov assured. that the Russian authorities …

  • German Green party leader demands that Nord Stream 2 be stopped

    Annalena Baerbock, co-leader of Alliance 90/The Greens, who was nominated by the party for the German Chancellor, argues that Russia should be treated with toughness and dialogue, and considers it necessary to stop the Nord Stream 2 project.

    "I think the right course of dialogue and toughness towards Russia is right," Baerbock, known for her critical statements against Moscow, said in an interview with Bild newspaper published on Monday. Asked by a journalist if she considered Russian …

  • U.S. decides not to impose sanctions against Nord Stream 2 AG and its CEO

    Joseph Biden’s administration imposed and immediately suspended sanctions against the operator of the Nord Stream 2 project, Nord Stream 2 AG, and its CEO Matthias Warnig, according to the State Department’s report sent to Congress on Wednesday, May 19. U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez confirmed that the document had been received.

    “I have determined that it is in the national interest of the United States to waive the application of sanctions on Nord Stream 2 …

  • Berlin gives permission to lay 2km of Nord Stream 2 pipeline in Baltic Sea

    The Nord Stream 2 AG consortium will be able to lay two kilometers of pipes in German waters in May. The German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) said that it had agreed to immediately allow the construction under the permit issued on January 14. According to the statement, Nord Stream 2 AG is only allowed to lay the pipes on the bottom of the sea, and any installation work should be carried out later.

    The agency stressed that the decision was taken "after a thorough assessment of …

  • Blinken intends to discuss North Stream 2 with Lavrov

    During the ministerial session of the Arctic Council, U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken will discuss bilateral relations and the Nord Stream-2 pipeline at a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, TASS reports, citing a high-ranking State Department official.

    "I believe that this topic may arise in bilateral negotiations. We, like Congress, have made our position towards Nord Stream 2 very clear and stated that this is a Russian strategic project that undermines European …

  • 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 …