German Vice Chancellor: Nord Stream 2 will increase Germany’s dependence on Russian gas

Vice Chancellor, Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate of Germany Robert Habek fears that the commissioning of Nord Stream 2 will increase Germany’s dependence on Russian gas. According to Mr. Habek, Moscow can use gas supplies “against the interests” of Berlin. Mr. Habek gave an interview to the Funke media group and the Ouest-France newspaper. … Read more

The head of Naftogaz reproached Germany for striving to make money on Nord Stream 2

Germany should not receive economic benefits from gas supplies via Nord Stream 2 at the expense of other countries, said the head of the Ukrainian Naftogaz, Yuriy Vitrenko. According to him, European companies should decide for themselves how they want to import gas – through Ukraine or the Russian pipeline. Mr. Vitrenko, arguing about whether … Read more

German Foreign Minister said Nord Stream 2 does not yet meet EU requirements

Germany suspended the certification of Nord Stream 2 due to the fact that the Russian gas pipeline does not yet meet the requirements of the European Union, said the head of the German Foreign Ministry, Annalena Berbock. She believes the launch of the project is geopolitical in nature. Ms Berbock was interviewed by the Italian … Read more

Bavarian PM believes that the Greens’ threats over Nord Stream 2 harm Germany

The Prime Minister of the federal state of Bavaria Markus Söder fears the “naive and unreliable” policy of the Greens. In his opinion, threats to Nord Stream 2 could harm Germany. Mr. Söder is a member of the opposition Christian Social Union. “Threats by the Greens not to use Nord Stream 2 harm primarily Germany. … Read more

Blinken does not believe in the launch of Nord Stream 2 in the event of Russian aggression against Ukraine

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken believes that Nord Stream 2 is an instrument of European influence on Russia, and not vice versa. In his opinion, it is difficult to imagine that the gas pipeline will be launched in the event of an aggravation of the situation in Ukraine. “If Russia resumes its aggression against … Read more

Uniper CEO expects Nord Stream 2 approval in mid-2022

The Nord Stream 2 pipeline, through which Russian gas will be transported to Germany, may be certified in mid-2022. This was stated by Klaus-Dieter Maubach, CEO of the German company Uniper, which is one of the sponsors of the project. “I do not see any political interference, the agency is considering the documents as planned. … Read more

Russian Foreign Ministry did not rule out new US measures against Nord Stream 2

The certification process for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline may take until summer, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Pankin. He did not rule out that the United States will introduce new measures against the Russian pipeline. its many months, “Mr. Pankin explained to RIA Novosti. He believes that during the certification of the … Read more

German Economy Ministry refused to answer the question about the timing of the launch of “Nord Stream-2”

The representative of the German Ministry of Economy, Suzanne Ungrad, did not answer the question about the possible timing of the launch of Nord Stream 2. She redirected the journalists to the Federal Network Agency, which is responsible for certifying the gas pipeline. The regulator previously reported that the certification procedure would not be completed … Read more

Nord Stream 2 is ready to start // Gazprom officially announced the completion of filling the pipe with gas

Nord Stream 2, seven years after the announcement of the start of the project, is fully technically ready for gas supplies to Europe. At a meeting with President Vladimir Putin, Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller announced that both lines of the pipeline were filled with gas. Now only legal and regulatory problems are hampering supplies – … Read more