Stop Now: US Clarifies Its Position on Nord Stream 2


Washington continues to believe that Nord Stream 2 is a "bad" project aimed at satisfying economic and foreign policy ambitions of the Kremlin and damaging Germany, Ukraine and some other European countries. This was announced by the US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken.


The Americans see the Russian gas pipeline as an insidious project by Moscow, which aims to fragment Europe and weaken the region's energy security. In this regard, the White House, as before, threatens all participants in the construction of the pipeline on the bottom of the Baltic with various kinds of sanctions restrictions.

Any company involved in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is at risk of US sanctions and must cease work immediately.

- said in a statement by the United States Secretary of State, explaining the country's position on the SP-2.

Prior to this, a number of German media outlets learned about Berlin's plans to provide significant economic assistance to Kiev, if Washington gives the go-ahead for the completion of the SP-2 construction and does not impose sanctions on the project participants.

Earlier it became known about the dilemma facing the US authorities - on the one hand, they are trying to do everything to prevent the launch of the Russian pipeline in order to start large-scale supplies of their liquefied gas to Europe, on the other hand, they are trying to preserve and increase allied relations with the Federal Republic of Germany, which advocates the completion of "Nord Stream-2".
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  1. GRF Online GRF
    GRF 19 March 2021 12: 21
    0
    ... with Moscow's insidious project aimed at crushing Europe ...

    burning
    scare, so scare!
  2. Alexander Betonkin 19 March 2021 12: 47
    +2
    The United States will not be able to supply that amount of gas. There is something completely different.
  3. Sapsan136 Offline Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 19 March 2021 13: 04
    +2
    The United States can go to three funny letters, with its own Wishlist, but the Russian Federation is not obliged and should not to feed Bandera Dill at its own expense! We need the Yankees, let them feed and supply Bandera animals at their own expense!
  4. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 19 March 2021 14: 10
    +6
    ... they are trying to do everything to prevent the launch of the Russian pipeline in order to begin large-scale supplies of their liquefied gas to Europe.

    I wonder at what level such nonsense is born? At the level of the cited publication, or are they already in the US leadership, are they all like Bidon?
    Where did they get their "own" LNG? The completely delusional dream of our liberals has been built there. The state is completely eliminated from the extraction and sale of raw materials. Last winter they had a great opportunity to make Europe happy with their gas. Not a single gas carrier turned to Europe. They went where they paid more for LNG. And no president could have influenced the situation. This is the gas of private companies. All. They will pay due taxes in the USA. May be. And only they, private companies, will manage LNG, decide where to sell it. As in the old movie:

    Do you think this is your tooth? No, it’s not your tooth, it’s not even my tooth. This is his tooth.

    It is Putin who can influence the question of where to send the gas. Biden, like Trump, has no such opportunity.
    Several years ago, in the year of the first shipments of LNG from Yamal, a sudden disaster struck in Massachusetts: it became very cold in winter. And the planned gas reserves ran out very quickly. And there was still a lot of time before the next scheduled gas carrier. Oddly enough, there is no unified gas network there. There is a degasification terminal in Boston and a small local gas pipeline network. Gas price jumped to $ 3 per 000 cubic meters. and not a single gas carrier turned to its native freezing state. Everyone went to Yu.V. Asia. Fortunately, NOVATEK's Yamal LNG plant has appeared. LNG was bought there, at a normal price, on the way LNG changed owners 1 times and sailed to Boston for $ 000.
    There is not even the required number of LNG carriers to transport significant quantities of LNG to Europe. Even if this LNG suddenly appears. And the super-technological state itself is not capable of building gas carriers. Unlike a gas station country with a torn apart economy. Russia can now build large ice-class gas carriers.
    And last winter in Europe, even the dumbest realized that gas dependence on the United States is much worse than dependence on Russia.
    1. Igor Pavlovich Offline Igor Pavlovich
      Igor Pavlovich (Igor Pavlovich) 19 March 2021 15: 23
      -6
      I wonder at what level such nonsense is born?

      - Years, I remember, a dozen years ago, everyone in Russia, from the president to the lousy blogger, shouted the same thing about shale gas. Now, on the topic of shale, everyone happily swallowed their tongues and started wailing about American LNG ...
      1. Bakht Offline Bakht
        Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 19 March 2021 15: 49
        +5
        The shale theme has died in Bose. American LNG also went there.
    2. Bakht Offline Bakht
      Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 19 March 2021 15: 49
      +3
      Need a little explanation for your post

      Last winter they had a great opportunity to make Europe happy with their gas. Not a single gas carrier turned to Europe. They went where they paid more for LNG.

      And right there

      Gas price jumped to $ 3 per 000 cubic meters. and not a single gas carrier turned to its native freezing state. Everyone went to Yu.V. Asia.

      How can this be reconciled? At a price of $ 3000 per thousand cubic meters, all (absolutely all) gas carriers had to rush to their native shores.
      1. Leon68 Offline Leon68
        Leon68 (Leon) 19 March 2021 17: 04
        0
        Bakht (Bakhtiyar) - You haven't tried to read it carefully. Or are you just sketching the fan?

        Quote: boriz
        Several years ago, in the year of the first shipments of LNG from Yamal, a sudden disaster struck in Massachusetts: it became very cold in winter. And the planned gas reserves ran out very quickly. And there was still a lot of time before the next scheduled gas carrier. Oddly enough, there is no unified gas network there. There is a degasification terminal in Boston and a small local gas pipeline network. Gas price jumped to $ 3 per 000 cubic meters. and not a single gas carrier turned to its native freezing state. Everyone went to Yu.V. Asia.

        This happened several winters before. At the same time, in Southeast Asia the price for 1 cubic meter of gas was even higher. This is where the Amerovsky LNG poured into it. And our LNG, which went to Portugal, or to Small-brit (I honestly don't remember), was resold by operators three times as the carrier moved. He ended up going to Boston. This is what boriz (boriz) writes about.
        1. Bakht Offline Bakht
          Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 19 March 2021 17: 14
          +2
          The fan I saw so far only in your post. Read carefully. At a price of 3000 per thousand cubic meters

          not a single gas carrier turned to dear a freezing state.

          Can you tell me when in Southeast Asia the price of a thousand cubic meters was $ 3000? I heard that the maximum price there was about $ 600-700.
          Read carefully and most importantly - think what you are writing.
          I was actually expecting an answer from Boris. There is a discrepancy in his post. And if he explains it, I will be very grateful to him.
          Boris writes that LNG can only maneuver from Yamal, because

          It is Putin who can influence the question of where to send the gas. Biden, like Trump, has no such opportunity.

          My question was why did not American gas carriers take advantage of such a lucrative market? If you do not have an answer, then there is nothing to interfere with the conversation.