Expert: Upcoming US sanctions will hit the future of Nord Stream 3

Despite the fact that US sanctions are unlikely to have time to hinder or harm the Nord Stream-2 project, neither Russia nor Europeans should rest on their laurels.

Leading expert of the National Energy Security Fund Igor Yushkov in an interview with the newspaper LOOK explained that US sanctions, the introduction of which is expected this week, will not be directed against Nord Stream-2, whose construction is in the final stages.

According to the expert, the target of these sanctions will be a new gas pipeline, if Russia decides to build it - the conditional Nord Stream-3.

Given such factors as Ukrainian transit and limited opportunities for using the European OPAL gas pipeline, Yushkov does not exclude the possibility that Russia may need to build another pipe to Europe.

However, without specialized companies that are afraid of US sanctions, this will not be easy.

At least it will be more difficult in the field of international cooperation - the Russian side will have to use its pipe layers, etc.

- added the expert.

Recall earlier we wrote that the German government is preparing to overcome possible obstacles to the implementation of the Nord Stream-2 project that may arise as a result of the imposition of sanctions by the United States.
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  1. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline Oyo Sarkazmi
    Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 18 December 2019 20: 07
    Which SP-3?
    That's it, Gazprom has finished financing infrastructure development in Europe. Painfully many people who wanted to pocket his money were found. OPAL - pumping its gas through 100% of its pipe, Gazprom must pay some uncle from the EC. Who wrote a piece of paper - "Half - to me!"
    1. lev1759 Offline lev1759
      lev1759 (Eugene) 18 December 2019 20: 31
      Gazprom must pay some uncle from the EC. Who wrote a piece of paper - "Half - to me!"

      Gazprom pays no half. Take a closer look at the Third Energy Package ....
      1. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline Oyo Sarkazmi
        Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 19 December 2019 19: 40
        Quote: lev1759
        Gazprom pays no half.

        You are inattentive. Prior to the Poles ’protest, Gazprom pumped 50% of gas through OPAL for free, 25% of the power was bought from the EC, and 25% were filled by one-day firms - at the northern end, OPAL was bought from Gazprom, and on the southern end, it was sold to Gazprom. Also, transit fees for the children of German officials.
        But NEL, which originates in the same place as OPAL, has not been subjected to any restrictions - for it goes to the West. Rich countries limit the consumption of Central and Southern Europe, preventing the local industry from rising.
  2. Dust Offline Dust
    Dust (Sergei) 18 December 2019 21: 57
    Russia needs to buy these firms that lay pipes by sea ...!)
    1. boriz Online boriz
      boriz (boriz) 19 December 2019 00: 29
      What for? For the sake of one or the last two pipelines? And no one will sell them to us without scandals.
      Now it is more promising to expand the promotion of its LNG from the Arctic and the Far East.
  3. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 19 December 2019 11: 25
    This is a great joy .... There is no need for a third, and in no case, under any conditions. The country should be dealt with, and not pumped up with the headstock of oil and gas barons.
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