The United States announced the lack of technology in Moscow to complete SP-2

On February 15, 2020, US Energy Secretary Danny Ray Brouillette, appointed on December 2, 2019, confidently stated during the annual Munich security conference that Russia would not be able to complete the construction of the Northern pipeline stream 2 ". In his opinion, Moscow is now trying to circumvent Washington’s sanctions, but PJSC Gazprom was not at all faced with a short delay in the implementation of the project.

Bruyett said in an interview with Bloomberg that "they cannot."

This will be a very long delay, since Russia does not have the appropriate of technologies

- explained the American minister without specifying.

If they can develop them, then we will see what their actions will follow. But I don’t think it’s as simple as saying: “Well, we are almost there, we just have to finish it all”

- said Bruyett.

In turn, the head of the Gazprom press service, Sergey Kupriyanov, has already commented on the words of the head of the US Department of Energy.

Never say never

- Kupriyanov told the agency RBC.

It should be recalled that at the end of December 2019, Washington imposed sanctions against Nord Stream-2. After that, the Swiss company Allseas Group SA, specializing in the laying of underwater pipelines, installation and dismantling of offshore platforms and underwater construction, announced the suspension of the construction of the pipeline.

Currently Russia throws from the Far East to the Baltic, a crane-assembling pipe-laying vessel (KMTUS) “Akademik Chersky”. It has already left the port of Nakhodka and is due to arrive in Singapore on February 22, 2020. This ship is owned by Gazprom Fleet LLC (the "daughter" of PJSC Gazprom). At the same time, statements have already been made from Moscow and Berlin that Nord Stream-2 will be commissioned before the end of 2020 or in the first quarter of 2021.
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  1. GRF Offline GRF
    GRF 16 February 2020 10: 50
    Well, Europe, too, seems to have no opportunities, well, they don’t mention something, because they are building it with us.
    Well, they’ll introduce it not in a year, but in 10, which is especially different for us, all the same, the Europeans will eventually pay for it.
    You just need not to get tired of reminding:

    Europeans, you overpay heavily for Americans.

    - although, judging by Ukraine and Europe, this is currently the norm ...
    And do not forget that the Western world community is not the whole world ...
  2. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 16 February 2020 11: 54
    This will be a very long delay, since Russia does not have the appropriate technology.

    Perhaps he is right, any country does not have all the technologies, for example, in the USA there is no 5G, there is not a single high-speed railway line. Will this affect the completion of Nord Stream-2? We will see. As I understand it, "Academician Chersky" did not go fishing. I wonder what Bruyette will say if he is wrong?
    1. Sergey Tokarev Offline Sergey Tokarev
      Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 16 February 2020 12: 10
      The same as the Little Russians, arguing about the impossibility of building the Crimean bridge)))
      1. 123 Offline 123
        123 (123) 16 February 2020 12: 11
        the same as the Little Russians, who claimed about the impossibility of building the Crimean bridge)))

        Do you think it’s worth looking for Ukrainian roots at Bruyett? laughing
  3. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 16 February 2020 20: 59
    - On the topic “Russia was accused of lying on Nord Stream 2 and discrediting the West,” I personally have already expressed enough on this topic ...

    - As Napoleon used to say:
    The main thing is to get involved in a fight, and then we'll see.

    - So are the Americans ... - they have already tightly gotten involved in Europe with their LNG ... - But this does not mean that they will expand the production of their shale gas ...
    - It's like a parachute jump - just a means to maneuver ... - It may even happen that the Americans just start buying up Russian pipeline gas ...- and in bulk ... - Our clumsy Gazprom is very easy to fool around ... - And in the USA, not everyone is so stupid ... like Pompeo ...
    - Even today, Trump could, if he wanted to ... .... - he helped complete the construction of Gazprom SP-2 (through a mutual agreement, of course); and in return would offer Gazprom equity participation in the project itself; and with that he would slightly push Germany aside and take its rightful place in all this European gas bacchanalia ... - It would be even profitable for Gazprom ... - all of its partners would stop acting up a lot and put Gazprom in the wheels ... - And China would immediately stop so impudent and cut its tail ...
    - This exactly with Trump could easily have happened ... - But ... while Trump is busy with a completely different ...
    - And for Gazprom, such cooperation would be just a lifesaver ..._

    - All that remains is to add that:
    - The Americans have a huge European field of activity ... - Namely - businessman Trump today, having concluded an agreement with Gazprom, can acquire broad prospects ... - After all, the United States already has a ready foothold in Europe for "gas affairs" ... the most loyal Poland, which has excellent ready-made technical capabilities to instantly develop the gas theme ... - And Germany in this case simply remains on the sidelines ... - In the end, the light did not converge on Germany - Poland can easily replace it ...
    - And Poland already has excellent data for this ... - And if the United States concludes a gas contract with the idiot Gazprom and helps it complete the SP-2; then they can "split" or simply turn the SP-2 to ... to Poland ... - Yes, yes - to Poland ...
    - And in Poland there are already huge hubs, the volume of which they are going to increase ... - It’s very easy in Poland to build about a dozen LNG plants from Russian gas ... - Poland already receives Russian pipeline gas through a pipeline from Belarus .. .-and here also SP-2 will begin to supply gas ... - In a short time, Poland will turn into a super power ... - a significant stronghold of the United States ...
    - And Germany will remain with outstretched hands (no gas - give gas) ... - and the Americans will start selling their expensive LNG to them (first their LNG, and then LNG from Russian gas) ... and Germany and the whole EU will buy it because there will simply be no other gas; and the Americans will begin to receive cheap Russian gas ... - and remain in chocolate ...
    - Russia will get little from such an alliance ... - unless Gazprom will rise ... - But our production of Russian LNG and the entire Russian Yamal-project will collapse ... - it will no longer be able to break through to Europe; while in Asia the unprofitable Power of Siberia gas pipeline already reigns ... - and the Russian economy is suffering a crushing fiasco ...
    - Like this ... -Trump kills two fattening rabbits at once:
    1. The whole West. Europe (EU) led by Germany stalls;
    2. Drops the Russian economy to the real level of a third world country ...
    -This is the case ...
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  4. Alexander Morgunov (Alexander Morgunov) 18 February 2020 09: 41
    No reciprocal filth and vileness. This depreciates the efforts of the Russian government in terms of international cooperation with partners.