Gazprom's European partner expressed skepticism about resuming construction of SP-2

The head of the Austrian company OMV, one of the investors of the Nord Stream-2 project, expressed doubt that the pipeline would be completed in the near future.

During a press conference, Rainer Seele expressed dissatisfaction with the weakness of the European politicianswho “cannot defend the European the economy from such extraterritorial sanctions ”and added that OMV does not expect an early resumption of work to complete the construction of the gas pipeline:

The project operator, Nord Stream 2, is working on a plan, but so far they are not ready to present it. We do not think that we can expect an early resumption of construction work.

At the same time, the press service of the parliamentary faction of the Left Party issued a statement by the chairman of the German Bundestag Committee on Economics and Energy, Klaus Ernst, in which he urged the FRG government to demand EU duties on liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States if they impose sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 project.

In his statement, Ernst notes that the European companies involved in the implementation of the Nord Stream-2 project did not commit anything, they must be sure that Germany will not leave them to their mercy now.

It is difficult to say to what extent Ernst's appeal will have effect, but the very fact of its appearance indicates that dissatisfaction with the US sanctions policy is growing in Europe.
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  1. Afinogen Offline Afinogen
    Afinogen (Afinogen) 7 February 2020 08: 24
    in which he calls on the German government to demand EU duties on liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the United States if they impose sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 project.

    Oh, funny. laughing The slave dreams of raising his hand against the owner. But whatever the owner orders, the slaves from the EU will meekly carry out. A living example: the company that built Nord Stream 2 - the Americans ordered - they gave up building and quickly sailed away, don't care about their reputation, the owner ordered.
  2. Natan bruk Offline Natan bruk
    Natan bruk (Natan Bruk) 7 February 2020 13: 47
    It only indicates that there is democracy in Germany. You can say anything, of course, but the left there are eternal marginals and their opinion there is of little interest to anyone.
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  4. Warrior Offline Warrior
    Warrior 7 February 2020 22: 12
    Germany and Europe should abandon the American environmentally "dirty" LNG because it is shale gas produced in the United States by the fracking method and when it is obtained, the ecology in the places of its production is sharply deteriorated due to environmental pollution by various chemical compounds, and then it is impossible there for many years neither people nor animals live, even the flora disappears there, and all the water is polluted (poisoned) forever.
    Therefore, this American gas is the KILLER of life on Earth, and it is necessary to impose significant sanctions on its "dirty" production or to ban its production altogether.
    Europe should not FOLLOW such a predatory attitude of entrepreneurs towards wildlife.
    1. Monster_Fat Offline Monster_Fat
      Monster_Fat (What's the difference) 9 February 2020 07: 08
      If politicians in Russia were less tied to cooperation with the United States, they, naturally, would have already used the "green" club, accusing the United States of destroying the environment and poisoning the environment with shale oil and gas. It would be a sin not to take advantage of the "green lobby" in the EU to take revenge on the US for "stick in the wheel" of Gazprom. However, Russian politicians and the Foreign Ministry show their complete helplessness in this matter.