German press: Germany has turned its back on Nord Stream 2


Russia will have difficult times, because Germany, under US pressure, has turned its back on the Nord Stream-2 project, writes the German online publication Heise.


The US goal is to weaken Russia, as reflected in the National Security Act of 2020. In this case, the main goal was chosen SP-2, the construction of which they are trying to stop with the help of sanctions. Washington justifies its steps by the fact that this pipeline will allow Moscow to strengthen its position in Europe.

But SP-2 is not only threatened by U.S. sanctions. On May 15, 2020, the German Federal Network Agency rejected the appeal of Nord Stream 2 AG, which wanted to free the SP-2 from the provisions of the EU Gas Directive in German territory. Now, with regard to SP-2, at least in the coastal waters of Germany, the EU norms will apply, according to which the gas supplier and the gas pipeline operator should not coincide. At this SP-2 section, the regulatory body will control the collection of fees for the use of the gas pipeline and third parties should have access to it.

Failure to free SP-2 from the new EU rules does not mean the failure of the project - it can very well be implemented provided that the specified segment receives another owner. In 2019, it was reported that Moscow wanted to transfer ownership of Rosneft. According to experts, in order to ensure the “separation” of the gas supplier and the gas pipeline operator, Gazprom can create an independent pipeline operator or transfer ownership rights to its “daughter”, which will transfer them to another company. At the same time, Nord Stream 2 would remain the operator of the Russian part of the pipeline.

It is possible that Gazprom will complete the SP-2 and start operating using only 50% of its capacity. But Gazprom needs to urgently begin completion, as during the period from July to August in the eastern part of the Baltic Sea there will be a cod spawning season. But there are doubts that the Akademik Cherskiy vessel and the Fortuna barge will be able to lay pipes. Denmark may again hinder Russia, because it is participating in the Baltic Pipe pipeline project, through which gas from Norway should go to Poland. At the same time, SP-2 and Baltic Pipe intersect.

In addition, the United States may impose sanctions against Gazprom, as well as against Russian officials and company shareholders. The next report is due to appear in the US Congress on May 20, 2020.
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  1. Alexey Grigoryev (Alexey Grigoriev) 19 May 2020 15: 03
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    This is all until the first cold winter.
  2. Nikolay Malyugin (Nikolai Malyugin) 19 May 2020 18: 10
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    Today an interesting commentary by Chubais about oil was released. He compares our oil with the dead cowboy horse, which must be climbed. This is the only case when I am with A.B. I agree. And the faster we do it, the better.
  3. gorenina91 Online
    gorenina91 (Irina) 19 May 2020 18: 18
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    German press: Germany has turned its back on Nord Stream 2

    - Yes, it's time to start forgetting about this SP-2 already ... - Generally push this topic into the background ...
    - It’s even good for Russia that so far the SP-2 has not taken place ... Today, this SP-2 is simply out of time ...
    - Why is it needed today ... - only as a cause of all kinds of conflicts, sanctions, legal costs and other troubles; in which Russia will find itself in a very disadvantageous losing situation ...
    - Today, Russia simply needs to put all its efforts into the development and promotion of its LNG ... and all the infrastructure associated with it ... - But SP-2 can wait as long as it takes ...
    - Let Germany cleanse and ask for it and begin to zealous itself in ensuring the supply of Russian gas through SP-2 ... - like Saud. Arabia, which today is head over heels in the "oil problems", into which it drove itself ...
    - And when after Merkel another German leader comes, like Schroeder (and such can only be chosen today in Germany) ... - then all these pipelines will get a second wind ... - you just have to wait ...
  4. The power of Siberia-2 must be built!
  5. aleksandrmakedo Offline
    aleksandrmakedo (Dubovitsky Victor Kuzmich) 20 May 2020 10: 14
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    Quote: Nikolai Malyugin
    Today an interesting commentary by Chubais about oil was released. He compares our oil with the dead cowboy horse, which must be climbed. This is the only case when I am with A.B. I agree. And the faster we do it, the better.

    Criticize all the masters. What is needed is not nothing moving words, but actions. Replace real money with the lord of a loafer? Dividing LARGE MONEY, HUGE MONEY in a cabal among office plankton firms?
  6. Astronaut Offline
    Astronaut (San Sanych) 20 May 2020 20: 40
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    The author, the news is rotten, the German regulator has removed the Nord Stream from the action of the EU gas directive for 20 years, just today.

    https://www.bundesnetzagentur.de/EN/Service-Funktionen/RulingChambers/Chamber7/BK7-19-0108EN/BK7-19-0108EN.html?nn=361360