Nord Stream 2 is Russia's biggest failure in recent years


On January 1, the US Senate, overcoming President Trump's veto, adopted the defense budget for 2021 with amendments limiting the completion of construction, certification and commissioning of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline (it also featured Turkish Stream, but they were late with it , it is already completed and operational).


Trump a week earlier tried to veto this document, dissatisfied with some of its provisions, which, in his opinion, harm national security. But 81 senators out of 100 present did not agree with him. The House of Representatives overcame this veto on December 28. It should be noted that during Trump's presidency, the overcoming of the veto by both chambers of the US Congress occurred for the first time.

The consequence of this was that the very next day, the Norwegian certification company Det Norske Veritas (DNV) GL, a long-time partner of Nord Stream-1, has been working with it since 2012 and conducting its annual certification for detecting risks to people, property and the environment. Wednesday, said it "will cease all activities to inspect the Nord Stream-2 pipeline system in accordance with the sanctions, and as long as those sanctions remain in effect."

We are implementing a plan to end our project support

- said in a statement released by the company on January 2, 2021.

Inspection and certification of SP-2 is mandatory on its Danish section, the construction of which has not yet begun. The Russian pipe-lay barge Fortuna, with the support of other Russian vessels, is currently completing the laying of pipes on the German section of the gas pipeline 2,6 km long (5,2 km in total both lines), which are not subject to the law. The restrictions are written in such a clever way that they only apply to depths over 30 meters. On the German section, they are smaller, so work continues there, but on the Danish section all depths are over 30 meters. What to do? Even if we spit on the sanctions and finish building the pipeline, we will not be able to certify it and start operating it. Without a certificate of conformity, SP-2 is simply a pile of iron worth 15 billion dollars, buried in the bottom of the Baltic Sea and part of the land.

President Biden, even if he really wants to go to the meeting with Merkel, will not be able to repeal this law. Because the law of the Congress is not regulated by presidential decrees, another law is needed to cancel the already adopted one, and in the Congress there is full consensus on this score - both "elephants" and "donkeys" with all their hooves (or whatever they still have) for sanctions against the hated Russia. If Germany also suffers, then this will also suit the "elephants", even allies are drowned in the struggle for survival, expensive gas will make European products uncompetitive in comparison with the products of American manufacturers in all markets. Only one can survive, and blaming the United States for this is somehow even stupid.

What is the sophisticated cynicism of "partners"


The decision is quite sophisticated, considering that they waited until we bury $ 15 billion in the bottom of the Baltic Sea and only after that they introduced their sanctions. The first sanctions against SP-2 were introduced back in 2019 and also as amendments to the defense budget (only for the 2020 financial year). This then led to the withdrawal of the Swiss pipelay company Allseas. At that time, we had to reach the unfortunate 168 km. And since the pipelaying services are quite specific and the Swiss held a monopoly here, there was nothing to replace their ships with.

The Americans calmly watched us dig in another $ 1 billion for this, trying to re-equip our existing Akademik Chersky pipe-layer (its book value was estimated at $ 1 billion even before the conversion), which we had previously intended to use for development of the Kirinskoye gas condensate field in the Sea of ​​Okhotsk. And then we drive it across half the world, from Nakhodka across three oceans around Africa, bypassing the Suez Canal to the Baltic, accompanied by tugs and a military escort, in order to run into barrage sanctions. And even if we spit on them and, in spite of our enemies, finish building SP-2, we will still not be able to certify it and use it for its intended purpose, and Akademik Chersky will automatically be included in the “black list” under sanctions and will not be able to work on Sakhalin like we do planned. Then our money was crying - another 1 billion to the tail of the already lying there 15! The prospects are sad.

What is Ukraine's gain from this


And I am not saying anything about the fact that under US pressure the norms of the Third Energy Package were applied to the Nord Stream-2 under construction, as a result of which its capacity was cut from the design 55 billion cubic meters per year by exactly half. And "Akademik Chersky" is our only vessel suitable for laying pipes at great depths, and has not received insurance, without which it cannot operate in Danish waters. Representatives of the community of international insurance companies have made it clear that they are not ready for the sake of Nord Stream 2 to fall under US sanctions and lose their business. The circle is complete.

How does this threaten Russia? The fact that for the next 4 years we are doomed to feed Ukraine by pumping surplus gas through its GTS, which we planned to pump through SP-2 to fulfill the contract with the EU on Russian gas supplies to Europe. The agreement between OGTSU (LLC "Operator GTS of Ukraine") and PJSC "Gazprom" was spelled out in such a way that for each cubic meter of gas pumped over the agreed rate, we pay 20% more (and there, and so the tariff was not small - 32 dollars for each 1000 cubic meters). The contract was signed for 5 years and provided for the pumping of 65 billion cubic meters in the first year, with a subsequent reduction in the volume of pumped gas to 40 billion cubic meters in 2021-2024 on the "pump or pay" principle. This principle led to the fact that in 2020, having pumped only 55 billion cubic meters through the Ukrainian gas transportation system, we paid as for 65. I would ask Dmitry Kozak, who on behalf of the Russian Federation oversaw the signing of the contract, why do we need such a “profitable” contract? !

We will see how Gazprom will get out of this situation in 2021.
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  1. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
    Marzhecki (Sergei) 15 January 2021 09: 04
    +7
    We will see how Gazprom will get out of this situation in 2021.

    Will it increase tariffs for the population and bonuses for top management? repeat
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 15 January 2021 09: 55
      +5
      Will it increase tariffs for the population and bonuses for top management?

      There are other options, to reduce "non-core expenses", for example, to release one radio station widely known in narrow circles on free bread yes
      1. Oleg Rambover Online Oleg Rambover
        Oleg Rambover (Oleg Rambover) 15 January 2021 15: 44
        -9
        Not so narrow.
        The most popular non-musical radio in Moscow.
        http://www.brand-radio.ru/serv__idP_52_idP1_108.html
        1. 123 Offline 123
          123 (123) 15 January 2021 16: 08
          +8
          Not so narrow.
          The most popular non-musical radio in Moscow.

          It is narrow yes Firstly, Moscow is not the whole of Russia, no matter what you think about yourself.
          Secondly, judging by the rating, even there it is not included in the top ten. Thirdly, the ranking shows advertising revenues and other indices of little interest to a wide audience. There is not a word about the popularity of radio. How the rating was compiled by the Brand Media advertising center, by the way, even less known than radio, remains a mystery.
          Forced to disappoint, you're an endangered minority hi
          1. Oleg Rambover Online Oleg Rambover
            Oleg Rambover (Oleg Rambover) 15 January 2021 17: 02
            -5
            Quote: 123
            Firstly, Moscow is not the whole of Russia, no matter what you think about yourself.

            I'm from Peter.

            Quote: 123
            Secondly, judging by the rating, even there it is not included in the top ten.

            Ninth place among all radio stations in Moscow, but among not musical the first.

            Quote: 123
            Third, the ranking lists advertising revenues and other indices of little interest to a wide audience. There is not a word about the popularity of radio. How the rating was compiled by the Brand Media advertising center, by the way, even less well-known than radio, remains a mystery.

            There it is written in Russian in white "to the audience of radio stations." Provide a rating you trust.
            In Russia, by the way, the fourth place among non-musical. The coverage is less.

            Quote: 123
            Forced to disappoint, you're an endangered minority

            What I like about you is your optimism. How old are you? The TV audience is shrinking even faster than the natural change of generations. And without TV, the big question is which of us is dying out.
            1. 123 Offline 123
              123 (123) 15 January 2021 18: 16
              +8
              I'm from Peter.

              And what is the Moscow rating? Apparently the Petrograd proletariat does not respect Echo? winked

              The ninth place among all radio stations in Moscow, but among the non-musical first.

              11th in the first table, 17th in the second. The result is 9th?

              There it is written in Russian in white "to the audience of radio stations."

              On the fence, too, a lot of things are written.
              What is hidden under the heading "Audiences of radio stations in Moscow in October - December 2020." riddle. The audience is modestly silent.

              In Russia, by the way, the fourth place among non-musical. The coverage is less.

              You can also say the first among the opposition, it will sound even more pompous. laughing

              Provide a rating you trust.

              That puzzled what On request "rating of the most popular radio stations in Russia", the first result:

              Echo of Moscow (11th place) listeners per day - 4.7% or 2,990 million
              https://basetop.ru/rejting-radiostantsij-rossii-2019-po-populyarnosti/

              The numbers are not impressive, in my opinion, all the same in narrow circles. By the way, Business FM, Radio Zvezda or Vesti FM can hardly be called musical, they are higher in the rating. By the way, if I'm wrong, a third of the audience is in Moscow. Be careful, with such views beyond the Moscow Ring Road they can clean up your face. yes

              What I like about you is your optimism. How old are you? The TV audience is shrinking even faster than the natural change of generations. And without TV, the big question is which of us is dying out.

              This is not so important, over the years it does not decrease. laughing What does the TV have to do with it? For many years I have been using it exclusively as a monitor. Is this a mantra for the marginalized? People do not understand us, so the zombie is to blame? According to this logic, the media should not bother you at all, you will read everything in the American manual.
              So I can congratulate you, you are not a LOCH, rather a mammoth good
              1. Ranin Offline Ranin
                Ranin (Vladislav) 15 January 2021 21: 28
                +5
                My friend, if the representatives of the "Echo of Matzo" fall into the hands of the proletariat, he will tear them to shreds, like Tuzikgrelka. Who is the proletarian there, the walking Bandera alcoholic Ksyushad, or what? they hate didn't.
                1. 123 Offline 123
                  123 (123) 15 January 2021 21: 40
                  +3
                  Am I against it? It is necessary to offer House-3 somewhere near Kuzbass to hold laughing
              2. Oleg Rambover Online Oleg Rambover
                Oleg Rambover (Oleg Rambover) 16 January 2021 02: 45
                -8
                Quote: 123
                And what is the Moscow rating? Apparently the Petrograd proletariat does not respect Echo?

                Peter is a cultural capital, it's even worse there. Sixth place among terrestrial radio stations and, of course, first among non-musical ones.

                Quote: 123
                11th in the first table, 17th in the second. The result is 9th?

                If we consider the most popular radio stations "Radio Active Buyers Moscow" and "Radio Female Moscow", then yes, 11e. Only I have not heard of such radio stations as "active clients of radio in Moscow" and "radio located in Moscow". In my opinion, you once again sat in a puddle.

                Quote: 123
                On the fence, too, a lot of things are written.

                What is hidden under the heading "Audiences of radio stations in Moscow in October - December 2020." riddle. The audience is modestly silent.

                I do not understand what is causing you difficulty. What is not clear to you in the phrase "Audiences of radio stations in Moscow in October - December 2020". I will be happy to explain. Finally, link to a kosher rating that suits you.

                Quote: 123
                Here are puzzled On request "rating of the most popular radio stations in Russia", the first result:

                Echo of Moscow (11th place) listeners per day - 4.7% or 2,990 million
                https://basetop.ru/rejting-radiostantsij-rossii-2019-po-populyarnosti/

                The numbers are not impressive, in my opinion, all the same in narrow circles. By the way, Business FM, Radio Zvezda or Vesti FM can hardly be called musical, they are higher in the rating. By the way, if I'm wrong, a third of the audience is in Moscow.

                Are you alright? You've been absent-minded lately.
                Do you want to say that I am wrong and throughout the country Echo of Moscow occupies not 17, but 11 place? And by the way, you have counted "Total" again. And in your opinion "Zvezda" with 1,228.2 thousand and Business FM with 1,846.0 listeners is higher in the rating of Echo of Moscow with 2,990 thousand? There you need to press the "sort" button. The most popular non-musical radio Vesti FM was listened to by 5,613.8 thousand people. Personally, in my opinion, Ekho Moskvy is not a bad result.
                About

                Quote: 123
                Be careful, with such views beyond the Moscow Ring Road they can clean up your face.

                I repeat, I have lived all my life outside the Moscow Ring Road. We just have a ring road. Here recently relatives came from Mineralnye Vody. According to my Petersburg snobbery, I thought that outside the Moscow and Ring Road people live with the same views as yours. But I was pleasantly surprised that this is not so, thinking people also live there. Of course, the pension reform has seriously undermined the rating of the authorities, the gratitude of citizens does not know the chapel. So you should be more careful outside the Moscow Ring Road, not everyone there shares your admiration for Vladimir Vladimirovich.

                Quote: 123
                This is not so important, over the years it does not decrease. What does the TV have to do with it? For many years I have been using it exclusively as a monitor. Is this a mantra for the marginalized? People do not understand us, so the zombie is to blame? According to this logic, the media should not bother you at all, you will read everything in the American manual.
                So I can congratulate you, you are not a LOCH, rather a mammoth

                Among young people, Putin's rating is falling. And you probably know that young people are replacing old people.
                https://www.mk.ru/politics/2020/12/10/levada-reyting-putina-u-molodezhi-upal-do-20.html
                And you continue to twirl about Putin and the people are one. People like you will not die out.
                1. 123 Offline 123
                  123 (123) 16 January 2021 04: 55
                  +5
                  Peter is a cultural capital, it's even worse there. Sixth place among terrestrial radio stations and, of course, first among non-musical ones.

                  Who made the rating this time? Is Venediktov himself or you personally? smile It's not that I don't trust you, but after strange calculations and stories about 9th place in Moscow .. In general, a reference to the source will not be superfluous.
                  Here your compatriots consider 15th place and 384,6 thousand listeners for them the ceiling laughing
                  https://www.radio-spb.ru/statisticheskie-dannye.htm

                  If we consider the most popular radio stations "Radio Active Buyers Moscow" and "Radio Female Moscow", then yes, 11e. Only I have not heard of such radio stations as "active clients of radio in Moscow" and "radio located in Moscow". In my opinion, you once again sat in a puddle.

                  I don't quite understand what kind of radio stations and what active clients we are talking about, by the way, the fact that you don't know about them is not an indicator. Maybe your position is supposed to listen to Echo around the clock winked Why in Moscow? are you not reading carefully? I kind of wrote in Russian, typed in the search for "the rating of the most popular radio stations in Russia." Don't like this one? Here's another "Rating from TopRadio" The subject of your adoration in 34th place laughing In my opinion, you are trying to let gaziki into this puddle sad
                  https://top-radio.ru/rating

                  I do not understand what is causing you difficulty. What you do not understand in the phrase "Audience of radio stations in Moscow in October - December 2020."

                  Elementary Watson, I am not satisfied with the lack of indication of the number of audience, both in the phrase itself and in the tables below.

                  I will be happy to explain.

                  Do me a favor yes Indicate where your link indicates the number of listeners.

                  Finally, link to a kosher rating that suits you.

                  If you have not noticed, I take this freely, the example above, we type a request and look. If three links are not enough for you, contact me, I will still find winked

                  Are you alright? You've been absent-minded lately.
                  Do you want to say that I am wrong and throughout the country Echo of Moscow occupies not 17, but 11 place?

                  Am I absent-minded? belay According to the link you gave, Echo is in 11th and 17th place.
                  http://www.brand-radio.ru/serv__idP_52_idP1_108.html

                  And in your opinion, "Zvezda" with 1,228.2 thousand and Business FM with 1,846.0 listeners is higher in the rating of Echo of Moscow with 2,990 thousand? The most popular non-musical radio Vesti FM was listened to by 5,613.8 thousand people.

                  True remark yes I forgot to sort by popularity, in 1st place Euroop plus from 12 million, and Echo ... it is in 17th place laughing Try it yourself, the result will delight you wink

                  Personally, in my opinion, Ekho Moskvy is not a bad result.

                  This is in your opinion, well, it is also shared by a decent number of Muscovites, that's all.

                  I repeat, I have lived all my life outside the Moscow Ring Road. We just have a ring road. Here recently relatives came from Mineralnye Vody. According to my Petersburg snobbery, I thought that outside the Moscow and Ring Road people live with the same views as yours. But I was pleasantly surprised that this is not so, thinking people also live there.

                  Your relatives are polite and tactful people, they just didn't want to upset you.
                  lol Do you naturally consider only like-minded people to be thinking? The rest of the gray stupid herd? sad

                  Of course, the pension reform has seriously crippled the rating of the authorities, the gratitude of citizens does not know the chapel. So you should be more careful outside the Moscow Ring Road, not everyone there shares your admiration for Vladimir Vladimirovich.

                  Thanks for the advice, don't worry about me. Here today I came across a commentary from some naive Baltic youth who boasted of pensions of 500 euros, such a fat ... under certain conditions in our area to get this already by the age of 40, by the time the retirement age is reached, there are twice as many. So here I can calmly walk with a portrait of the president, Yugra for Putin, the election results clearly confirmed this.

                  Among young people, Putin's rating is falling. And you probably know that young people are replacing old people.

                  Do not worry, while young people come to replace, there will be a new president. And he will not be one of yours. You will remain marginalized laughing

                  According to a poll by the Levada Center, President Vladimir Putin's rating has remained almost unchanged over the year. If the presidential elections were held next Sunday, 39% of citizens would be ready to vote for him. In December 2019, it was 38%.

                  What an interesting article in Moskovsky Komsomolets! See what they quoted. This is what the "Levada-Center" writes itself, which is typical of the same day. These goons got lost in 3 pines. This is a clear example of growing youth smile

                  The presidential electoral ratings remain relatively stable. The “four” leaders remain unchanged: Vladimir Putin (39%, according to the results of an open-ended question, when prompts are not offered and respondents themselves name the names of politicians), Vladimir Zhirinovsky (6%), Gennady Zyuganov (2%) and Alexei Navalny (2%) ... Wherein, if we talk about the results among those who are ready to vote at the time of the poll, Vladimir Putin, despite a significant drop after 2018 (from 70% to 55%), retains an absolute majority. It allows you to win hypothetical elections in the first round..

                  https://www.levada.ru/2020/12/10/prezidentskie-elektoralnye-rejtingi-i-uroven-doveriya-politikam/

                  And you continue to twirl about Putin and the people are one. People like you will not die out.

                  I believe in facts. By the way, the results of the survey confirm them. And yes, we will not die out, do not even hope. Unfortunately, I cannot say this about you. The population density outside the MKAD and KAD is catastrophically low, reproduction is possible only under artificial conditions. Take care of yourself, dear Red Book hi
      2. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
        Marzhecki (Sergei) 16 January 2021 08: 19
        0
        Quote: 123
        There are other options, to reduce "non-core expenses", for example, to release one radio station widely known in narrow circles on free bread

        If anything, I don't mind tongue
        1. 123 Offline 123
          123 (123) 16 January 2021 15: 52
          +3
          If anything, I don't mind

          It remains to convey this seemingly simple idea to the company's management laughing
  2. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 15 January 2021 10: 02
    +5
    The Fortuna pipelayer, which according to the plans of the Nord Stream 2 operator Nord Stream 2 AG, is to begin laying the unfinished section of the gas pipeline in Danish waters on Friday, stopped near the German port of Rostock

    https://ria.ru/20210115/potok-1593133766.html

    Passions run high, intrigue spins winked
  3. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 15 January 2021 10: 09
    +3
    There is another option - to pump no more than 40 billion cubic meters through the Ukrainian gas pipeline. As a result of the shortage of gas in the EU in the cold winter, its cost will increase. The EU will unlock SP-1 for full leveling. And the rest, if anything, will be delivered by LNG by gas carriers. There is a price, too, great.
    1. Bakht Offline Bakht
      Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 15 January 2021 12: 06
      +3
      Quite the right proposal. Pump over a strictly specified amount of gas. And even if the EU unblocks SP-1, there is no need to agree to this. If Europe does not have enough, then these are their problems. If Gazprom lost 15 billion, Europe will lose much more.
      The gas pipeline needs to be completed. There is no point in leaving unfinished construction. Let it lie at the bottom. This cannot be changed. But gas contracts with Europe will have to be drawn up according to a new scheme. And abandon any transit routes.
      1. Volkonsky Offline Volkonsky
        Volkonsky (Vladimir) 15 January 2021 13: 27
        +2
        one current amendment - Gazprom will fall under scrap penalties for non-fulfillment of the contract between it and the EU for the supply of blue fuel, it must supply certain volumes of gas to the EU, as it is its business, the EU does not care!
        1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
          Bulanov (Vladimir) 15 January 2021 13: 48
          +1
          And there are things like force majeure. The Americans banned, the Swiss pipelayer refused, Denmark dragged on for a long time, the Norwegian company is sabotaging, SP-1 is forbidden to run at full capacity ...
          The EU can be blamed for being unscrupulous gas partners and consumers themselves. And by the way, the missing gas can be delivered via LNG. Let the rich Buratino from the EU pay if he cannot keep his sovereignty.
          And yet, how much is Gazprom obliged to supply annually to the EU, and until what year? And who exactly concluded such agreements? And who gets the prize for this, and in what amount?
          1. Bakht Offline Bakht
            Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 15 January 2021 14: 25
            0
            The contracts were concluded for 20 years on average. If NOVATEK delivers, then it was guaranteed at Gazprom's prices. Even if it is at a loss. But the political leadership decided. From him and demand. Both Gazprom and NOVATEK are only nominally private companies. I have always maintained that these are state companies
          2. Volkonsky Offline Volkonsky
            Volkonsky (Vladimir) 15 January 2021 14: 39
            +1
            Guys, you are like little children, by God! What nafig force majeure ?! There is a Ukrainian pipe - use it to pump it, its capacity is 140 yards of cubic meters per year. Gazprom must supply the EU with 200 yards of cubic meters per year. The capacity of SP-1 is 55 yards (in half, when it gets cold, the Europeans themselves will remove this limitation), TP - 31,5 yards, Yamal-EU through RB - 35 yards. Can you count? Europeans do not care about the losses of Gazprom and its relationship with Ukraine. The contract is more expensive!
          3. Dear sofa expert. 16 January 2021 23: 34
            +3
            And there are things like force majeure. The Americans banned, the Swiss pipelayer refused, Denmark dragged on for a long time, the Norwegian company is sabotaging, SP-1 is forbidden to run at full capacity ...

            Will not need.
            Gazprom, in case of (including such) "force majeure", in the EU has a huge amount of gas in filled to capacity UGS facilities, sufficient to fulfill the terms of the contract.
            So neither the contract, nor the JV2 project, nor the profit of Gazprom, at least this year, will suffer.

            So do not have a fever on this matter. Everything goes on there.

            Both sides are interested in SP2, so it will be completed and launched, no matter how the Americans want the opposite.
        2. Bakht Offline Bakht
          Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 15 January 2021 14: 22
          +3
          Right. But GazProm does not fall under the penalties. After all, there was a decision that the missing volumes would be supplied by NOVATEK. And now some contracts are ending. And even in 2020, Gazprom did not get fines in any way. I don’t know why they decided to support Ukraine.
          Why it is not necessary to load SP-1 is also understandable. The EU changes laws as it pleases. Either they allow 100% pumping, or they prohibit it. This is not a kindergarten. Either take SP-1 out of the scope of the Third Energy Package or it will be loaded only by 50%.
          1. Bakht Offline Bakht
            Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 15 January 2021 14: 28
            +2
            Here's a simple logic. If there is an economic war, then it is necessary that Europe also suffered losses. Maybe it will make them think. When production in Europe becomes unprofitable and jobs begin to close, then you can return to long-term construction. In the meantime, the game goes with one goal.
  4. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 15 January 2021 10: 42
    -2
    In March, I argued with one fan that SP-2 would not be built by the end of the year, although they had promised by May. Just for a bottle of vodka, you can Kazakh. With witnesses. And what do you think? This disgrace refused to pay now. What power, what fans ...... Disgraceful !!!!
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 15 January 2021 16: 45
      +3
      In March, I argued with one fan that SP-2 would not be built by the end of the year, although they had promised by May. Just for a bottle of vodka, you can Kazakh. With witnesses. And what do you think? This disgrace refused to pay now. What power, what fans ...... Disgraceful !!!!

      Was he promised by May? Do not worry, the terms often change and not only with us. The American Lunar Program is a decade and a half.
      As for the dispute, in vain you are so worried, they take care of your liver, for sure then you will also thank yes

      Of course, the completion of construction will be postponed by several months. I hope by the end of this year, or in the first quarter of next year, the work will be completed.

    2. boriz Online boriz
      boriz (boriz) 15 January 2021 23: 30
      +1
      In March, I argued with one fan that SP-2 would not be built by the end of the year, although they had promised by May.

      In May-June, spot gas prices in Europe were $ 32 per 1 cubic meters. And now they are off scale for $ 000. And in Spain - for $ 200. Festina lente. (C) (hurry slowly)
      So you cook steel and Miller is gas-welded.
      Jedem das Seine. (FROM)
      1. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
        Marzhecki (Sergei) 16 January 2021 08: 21
        0
        Quote: boriz
        So you cook steel and Miller is gas-welded.
        Jedem das Seine. (FROM)

        It's true. Now, if the rest of the Russians also welded on gas, it would be generally super.
  5. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 15 January 2021 12: 21
    0
    and why claims to Kozak, you might think that he decided to sign or not, then there are claims to the strategist, but adherents say that he is not mistaken
  6. Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 15 January 2021 18: 16
    0
    In a word - Gazprom.
    Kickbacks, underdeveloped projects, legal failures, it was never heard that he would heavily fine someone for non-fulfillment of the contract. So far, both Europe and Ukraine are fining him.
    But the state-owned company is a supplier of presidential personnel, the president, and the oligarchs.
  7. Japan Offline Japan
    Japan 15 January 2021 18: 36
    -5
    Less RF cheap PAAnts and everything will be fine!
  8. Vladest Offline Vladest
    Vladest (Vladimir) 15 January 2021 22: 01
    0
    So in the world the strong beats the weak. Russia Ukraine. States of Russia. Russia has one way out to become stronger than the States.
  9. boriz Online boriz
    boriz (boriz) 15 January 2021 22: 42
    +2
    I would ask Dmitry Kozak, who oversaw the signing of the contract on behalf of the Russian Federation, why do we need such a “profitable” contract ?!

    So, it seems, Bogdan explained everything, in an interview with Sobchak. It is not explicitly stated, but it is said that Zelensky promised Putin a lot about the Donbass, the Minsk agreements, but Putin fulfilled the obligations, and Zelensky threw him away. Therefore, Putin stopped communicating with him.
    In Paris, Zelensky's commitments under the Minsk Agreements and a gas transit agreement were simultaneously discussed. The agreement (to put it mildly, weird) has been signed by the Russian Federation and is being implemented, while Zelensky has not fulfilled his obligations under the MS. It is quite obvious that the agreement was signed under Zelensky's obligations.
    We can only follow with interest what the weather will be in Europe and Ukraine. As the frosts deepen, gas reserves at Ukrainian UGS facilities are alarmingly declining. And the European states refused to reverse the reverse of Ukraine: they are not enough, transit is only 40 billion cubic meters. And you somehow stay there, your shirt is closer to your body.
    And how much of someone's gas is in the UGS facilities in Ukraine - information is usually closed, so that people do not panic.
    The other day I saw a post about the fact that a Russian fund has a pledge of the gas of the Ukrainian oligarch on the run, Firtash. There is almost $ 3 billion worth of gas. And, of course, it is located in Ukrainian underground storage facilities.
    And also with coal an ambush, the reserves are 2,5 times less than last year.
    In general, Zelensky pissed off Putin, he is unlikely to help him.
    Ukraine was included in the Top 5 states that did not wait for Putin's New Year greetings, that says something.
    We will see.
  10. Without panic, the pipe will be completed and the Yankees will be disgraced and morally destroyed at nothing!
  11. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 16 January 2021 13: 41
    +1
    Nord Stream 2 is Russia's biggest failure in recent years

    - Yes ... why ???
    - Both Turkish Stream and Power of Siberia ... - each of these gas pipelines separately ... - is quite "comparable" in its failure to SP-2 ...
  12. Igor Berg Offline Igor Berg
    Igor Berg (Igor Berg) 16 January 2021 19: 00
    -2
    The headline speaks for itself. What else is there to discuss? Will Putin remove Miller?
  13. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 24 January 2021 23: 44
    0
    Fortuna resumes construction of Nord Stream 2 in Danish waters

    https://ria.ru/20210124/fortuna-1594399336.html