Academician Chersky may not go to the Baltic Sea for the sake of Nord Stream-2

Nord Korkoran, CFO of Nord Stream 2 AG, cannot confirm that KMTUS Akademik Chersky, owned by Gazprom Fleet, a 100% subsidiary of PJSC Gazprom, will complete the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline. He said this in an interview with the German publication Energate.

He emphasized that the completion of the gas pipeline coincides with economic European interests.

I can’t confirm this. What can I say: we are considering all options for completing the pipeline. We do not have a final decision. I can’t say anything about options and graphics either. Six percent or 150 kilometers of the pipeline are still missing

- said Corcoran.

Corcoran noted that “there are always fluctuations in supply and demand in the short term,” but this is not decisive. Fundamental is the inevitable halving of natural gas production in Europe in the next 15 years.

Take a look at the rapid decline in production at the Groningen field

- added Corcoran.

In his opinion, the US uses sanctions exclusively to protect its own gas interests, so Europe should be aware of the attack on its energy sovereignty. In turn, Nord Stream 2 AG disputes new changes in the EU Gas Directive, not only because of a violation of the project’s business model.

Corcoran explained that the new directive is “just a poorly adopted law.” After all, the European Commission violated its own rules of procedure and created discriminatory regulation, which would lead to high costs for gas consumers.

The directive will not interfere with the project, but we appealed to the European Court to reverse the changes. We started the arbitration procedure with the Energy Charter and filed an application with the Federal Network Agency

- Corcoran specified.

Recently it was reported that KMTUS rounded the African continent from the south and headed for the Canary Islands. Now, according to monitoring services, the vessel is located off the coast of Mauritania and is due to arrive in Kaliningrad at the end of April 2020.

We remind you that this vessel, before it proceeds with the completion of the SP-2, needs to go through retrofitting. But how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect this entire process is hard to predict. Therefore, you need to wait until the ship finally reaches the Baltic.
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  1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) April 14 2020 18: 14
    Maybe it's just a tourist cruise?
  2. Astronaut Offline Astronaut
    Astronaut (San Sanych) April 14 2020 20: 04
    A smoke screen is placed. In terms of tactics - absolutely correct.
    1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) April 15 2020 12: 09
      Or maybe they just monitor the price of scrap metal along the route? Does anything happen in life? What's in the Canary Islands and Mauritania? Although now is certainly not the best time, the demand for scrap metal in Turkey will remain low for the foreseeable future. Metallurgical companies cut steel production. In Europe, scrap fell in price in the first half of March, and then purchasing activity dropped to a minimum. But nothing, any knowledge is never superfluous, all the more so for the "Sea Launch", if necessary, will it be easier on the beaten track?
      1. Astronaut Offline Astronaut
        Astronaut (San Sanych) April 16 2020 00: 02
        So I do not understand: do you need to be treated or change work?
        1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
          Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) April 16 2020 08: 36
          And what kind of work? What could you advise? By the way:

          The Sea Launch cosmodrome, relocated from the United States to Russia, will eventually be cut into metal, since it is not of interest to either the space market or Roskosmos, says Ivan Moiseev, head of the Institute for Space Policy.

  3. 69 Offline 69
    69 April 14 2020 20: 37
    It's not funny anymore.
    1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) April 15 2020 07: 39
      And why? As he walked, so many events in the world happened and changes happened. And is it now up to him?
  4. Ivan Orlovsky Offline Ivan Orlovsky
    Ivan Orlovsky (Ivan Orlovsky) April 15 2020 17: 18
    As far as I remember, the purpose of the transition of St. Petersburg, for the conversion.
  5. Put_NIK Offline Put_NIK
    Put_NIK (Andrey) April 16 2020 07: 22
    Well. The vessel confuses the tracks with such force that, probably, its captain himself got lost. The hour is uneven, it will explode from where it came from. ;)
  6. gore Offline gore
    gore (Alexander) April 16 2020 12: 33
    It's time to shoot the action movie about the "Academician Chersky" ...
    1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) April 16 2020 16: 10
      If it's about cinema genres, then it's more like a thriller. The main thing is not to have a "disaster film".
  7. master3 Offline master3
    master3 (Vitali) April 16 2020 16: 10
    May not go to the Baltic Sea for the sake of Nord Stream-2.

    - But did anyone doubt that?