Biznes Alert: Part of Nord Stream 2 may turn to Kaliningrad


Expansion of US sanctions poses a real threat to the final implementation of the Nord Stream 2 gas transmission project, so the gas pipeline may receive a branch to the Kaliningrad region, writes the Polish online edition Biznes Alert.


Initially, Nord Stream 2 was planned to be commissioned by the end of 2019. However, this could not be done due to US interference in the construction process at the final stage. Now the gas pipeline faces even greater restrictions from the Americans.

In addition, the German public is under the influence of the incident with the Russian politician Alexei Navalny. Berlin even accused Moscow of attempting to assassinate the oppositionist. These problems could ultimately prevent the pipeline from reaching the German coast.

Therefore, while the issue of completion is not resolved, Moscow may turn the trunk line running along the bottom of the Baltic to Kaliningrad in order to use part of the gas for the needs of the residents of the region located in the middle of the European Union. "Freezing" of the project is very likely, but so that the "pipe" does not stand idle, it can be used at least in this way. The Russians could make such a branch without any problems, because permits from other states are no longer required, and a significant part of the section will generally pass through the territorial waters of Russia.

The Kaliningrad region now needs only 2,5-3 billion cubic meters. m of gas per year, depending on electricity generation and industrial production. In January 2019, the LNG terminal and the Marshal Vasilevsky floating regasification unit were commissioned there, which solved the region's raw materials problem.

At the same time, the total throughput of the two lines of Nord Stream 2 is 55 billion cubic meters. meters of gas per year. And what to do with such volumes of gas, even if the said branch is made, is unknown.
  • Used photos: www.nord-stream.com
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  1. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 29 October 2020 18: 15
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    At the same time, the total throughput of the two lines of Nord Stream 2 is 55 billion cubic meters. meters of gas per year. And what to do with such volumes of gas, even if the said branch is made, is unknown.

    Like what? Europe sell yes They wanted LNG? Every whim for your money laughing Compressed - uploaded - sold. The transport shoulder is nowhere shorter. On the day on the flight ..... Who can compete in price can not even imagine.
    1. greenchelman Online greenchelman
      greenchelman (Grigory Tarasenko) 30 October 2020 02: 32
      +1
      In Kaliningrad, regasification, i.e. converting liquid LNG into a gaseous state and stuffing it into pipes.
      1. 123 Offline 123
        123 (123) 30 October 2020 14: 12
        +2
        In Kaliningrad, regasification, i.e. converting liquid LNG into a gaseous state and stuffing it into pipes.

        Why? belay Do they want a "non-totalitarian" LNG? Then pipes to Kaliningrad, there is liquefaction and voila fellow
        Here are the citizens of Europeans LNG .. if you are ashamed of its Russian origin, then through the "gasket" some kind of Swiss "daughter" or Polish or some other "outbid". There are a lot of options.
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 29 October 2020 19: 10
    0
    Can / can not, what kind of fantasy?
  3. DVF Offline DVF
    DVF (Denis) 30 October 2020 08: 38
    +4
    The correct solution in the current situation is the gas hub. And whoever needs it, let them lay their own pipes.
  4. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 30 October 2020 13: 21
    +3
    Construction of a gas pipeline to Kaliningrad would be a very correct decision for the Russian Federation.