German decision: Nord Stream 2 will operate at half capacity

The Handelsblatt newspaper reports that the German Federal Network Agency is planning to reject the Nord Stream-2 contractor Nord Stream 2 AG's request for the pipeline to be exempt from the updated EU gas directive.

The refusal was received due to the fact that the main requirement for the completion of work at the facility until May 2019 was not met. However, Nord Stream 2 AG announced that it is necessary to be guided not by construction -technical Agency requirements, and the fact that by the time the new directive appeared, large amounts of money had already been invested in the project in accordance with the legal regime adopted earlier. The agency, on the contrary, believes that the main principle in rejecting an application is the refusal to follow precisely the construction and technical principles, and not the functional and economic ones.

Earlier it became known that the Polish gas company PGNiG, as well as its subsidiary PGNiG Supply & Trading, were allowed to consider the issue of extending the articles of the Third Economic Package of the European Union to Nord Stream 2.

The third economic package - EU legislation on the liberalization of the gas and energy markets, adopted in 2009. The main goal of the package is to limit the possibility of monopolizing the supply of electricity and gas.

According to the European authorities, Russia, thanks to Nord Stream-2, will strengthen the status of a monopoly on gas supplies to Europe. And according to the terms of the package, if the monopolist owns the necessary fuel distribution networks, it is obliged to provide 50 percent of their volumes to competing organizations, or to reduce the pumping volume by an equal share. Therefore, SP-2 will operate in almost half of its capacity.
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  1. garden style Offline garden style
    garden style (Sergey Gorovoy) 1 May 2020 17: 00
    I don’t understand what is the problem for Gazprom to sell half of the gas to the laying company, and this company, as an independent supplier, will load the empty half of the pipe?
    1. Igor Pavlovich Offline Igor Pavlovich
      Igor Pavlovich (Igor Pavlovich) 1 May 2020 17: 32
      The problem is that you only think in the category of how to trick a partner, am and unable to think in economic terms. hi
      1. Digital error Offline Digital error
        Digital error (Eugene) 1 May 2020 18: 59
        Quote: Igor Pavlovich
        unable to think in economic categories

        Thinking in economic categories, we come to the conclusion about the inevitable settling of a part of the margin in the pockets of the "pad". And this is the lost taxes and not repaired kindergartens. The question is - why was it necessary to play with cheaters, if since 2009 it was known that they were cheats?

        The third economic package is EU legislation on liberalization of the gas and energy markets, adopted in 2009. The main goal of the package is to limit the possibility of monopolizing the supply of electricity and gas.

        Maybe they pressed the "strategist" after 2014, but don't spoil?
        I do not consider the version of fools in our government - if they were fools, they would not have "climbed" so high.
  2. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 1 May 2020 17: 05
    As always: Gazprom’s strategists, and Kremlin’s ones, too. Make them pay for unprofitable projects from their pockets.
    1. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
      rotkiv04 (Victor) 1 May 2020 21: 27
      So they are altruists, they have no money, everyone thinks about their homeland.
  3. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 1 May 2020 22: 28
    If so much money had been spent on working with the people of Ukraine on the Nordic streams, then she would have long ago joined Russia, as the FRG did with the GDR.
  4. So why try for such partners?
  5. Potapov Offline Potapov
    Potapov (Valery) 3 May 2020 08: 38
    It's time for girls in Gazprom to change. They don’t catch mice ... national treasure ...