Polish oil and gas company PGNiG will participate in the certification procedure for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline operator. At the end of June, Nord Stream 2 AG, which operates the gas pipeline, applied for certification as an independent operator of the gas transmission system. The application is being considered by the German regulator, a decision on it must be made no later than January 8, 2022. “The German Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur, BNetzA) has granted PGNiG and its German subsidiary PGNiG Supply & Trading GmbH the right to participate in the certification procedures for Nord Stream 2,” according to the website of the Polish company. PGNiG believes that Nord Stream 2 AG does not meet, in form and in substance, the requirements for certification under the preferential model of an independent network operator. The company also claims that the positive decision of the German agency “will jeopardize the security of supplies to the EU and member states.” “In the certification process, we will also strive to ….