Germany has decided: Nord Stream 2 will remain half empty


The Federal Network Agency of Germany made a final decision on the Russian gas pipeline Nord Stream-2. Germany, according to the updated European Union Gas Directive, refuses the pipeline to operate at full capacity - Gazprom will be able to supply only 27,5 million cubic meters of gas to Europe instead of the previously planned 55 million. That is, in fact, Nord Stream-2 will remain half empty.


The agency explained that such a decision was made due to non-compliance with the Russian Federation deadlines for the construction of the pipeline - it had to be completed before May last year. However, the operator of the Nord Stream-2 North Stream 2 AG indicated the fulfillment of all necessary conditions - the project was completed on May 23, 2019. In its release, the company clarified that non-repayable investments of several billion euros were made in the construction, and this was done before the update of the Gas Directive.

The standards were changed due to the opposition of the Baltic States, Poland, Ukraine and the USA to the construction of the gas pipeline. Policy of these countries believe that Nord Stream-2 is a political project that will lead to increased dependence of Europe on Russian fuel.

North Stream 2 AG emphasizes that the company reserves the right to appeal to the Düsseldorf High Land Court, which, in turn, will redirect the request to the European Court.
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  1. cmonman Offline
    cmonman (Garik Mokin) 15 May 2020 16: 19
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    Sergey Marzhetsky, and how did you like it “Amused” ....?
    1. Observer2014 Online
      Observer2014 15 May 2020 21: 43
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      Quote: cmonman
      Sergey Marzhetsky, and how did you like it “Amused” ....?

      Why are you clinging to him? What does he have to do with it? Did you print anything yourself? Has he justified anything at least once? Predicted developments? The development of political and geopolitical processes? New weapons directions? Or social relations of the people on the actions of their government? Or do you divide everything into ours and not ours? Are you trying to detect traitors? Or such authority that where are you healthy and peremptory? laughing
      1. cmonman Offline
        cmonman (Garik Mokin) 15 May 2020 22: 18
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        In childhood, did not learn to ask permission to enter into conversation elders? Sergei knows what this is about, a quote for him, we have his own showdowns, polite, by the way ...
        Do not shake the keyboard the next time, please ...
        1. Observer2014 Online
          Observer2014 15 May 2020 22: 27
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          "Elder", listen to you, so you can think of it, if you do not come up with a multi-way. By the way, the most dirty things on this planet are done with a very clever expression. yes Like you, for example, now. wink

          Germany has decided: Nord Stream 2 will remain half empty

          Will the flow be more complete if Marzhetsky enters into discussion?
  2. GRF Offline
    GRF 15 May 2020 16: 22
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    The master of his word is not only America ...
  3. Andrey Semin Offline
    Andrey Semin (Andrey Semin) 15 May 2020 17: 19
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    It is ridiculous to read such experts. Yes, Gazprom will fill the joint venture by 50%, but the remaining 50% will be legally supplied by another private Russian company specially created for this.
    1. cmonman Offline
      cmonman (Garik Mokin) 15 May 2020 19: 30
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      ... another private Russian company specially created for this will be legally supplied ...

      It doesn’t quite work like that, in the West they’ll check. There should be a company independent of the state and Gazprom, and its gas prices should be lower. If they are equal, then the check will be under the microscope so that there is no “collusion”. In the West, this is a matter of jurisdiction.
  4. boriz Offline
    boriz (boriz) 15 May 2020 19: 20
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    Now this is not relevant. We must calmly lay the pipe. And then either the leadership of this network agency will be replaced, or a daughter of Gazprom will be created.
  5. boriz Offline
    boriz (boriz) 15 May 2020 19: 48
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    And there is another option. The Poles are lathering to put the Baltic Pipe. With the participation of the EU. The contract has already been concluded or is being concluded. And across this pipe SP and SP2 lie. Do not give permission to lay until the EU comes to mind.
    1. bonifacius Offline
      bonifacius (Alex) 15 May 2020 23: 51
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      Gazprom, or rather Nord Stream 2 AG, has issued all the necessary permits as a month ago.
      1. boriz Offline
        boriz (boriz) 16 May 2020 01: 27
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        A reference, if not difficult?
  6. Igor Pavlovich Offline
    Igor Pavlovich (Igor Pavlovich) 16 May 2020 08: 21
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    There was no need to annoy the old woman in the end - the Kremlin has thrown so many “poop” to all partners that Schroeder will soon throw “his” ...
    1. boriz Offline
      boriz (boriz) 16 May 2020 10: 55
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      What kind of "poop"? An old woman, after February 2014, in front of Russia in indelible shit.
      And for Schroeder, “their own” has long been a German-Russian gas party. There they pay him money and very large. Politics no longer interests him, from the word "completely."
  7. Wanderer039 Offline
    Wanderer039 18 May 2020 20: 09
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    This is until Germany roasted cock in the ass did not peck, and peck, so fill up one hundred percent, and the Poles spit!