German press: "Nord Stream 2" can be launched before certification, but with a fine


The Russians can launch the Nord Stream 2 pipeline even before the certification process is completed. This was reported by the German newspaper Handelsblatt on November 26.


Representatives of the German press suggested that the pipeline operator would have to pay “only” a fine of € 1 million for this. They assume that the launch of the NEL (continuation of Nord Stream) and EGL 401 (owned by Ferngas from Germany) and EGL XNUMX pipelines cost the same amount. ) prior to certification.

Penalty of € 1 million looks acceptable against the background of € 10 billion investment in the project

- the authors consider.

The newspaper is convinced that thanks to this, Gazprom will be able to save on the transit of "blue fuel" through the Ukrainian territory. Therefore, this option looks "tempting". At the same time, the journalists were not able to convincingly explain why the Russian gas giant needs this. In addition, the German Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) directly indicated to the publication that the precedents with NEL and EGL 401 are incomparable with "SP-2", the certification of which suspended prior to bringing the activities of Nord Stream 2 AG into compliance with the current legislation of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Note that Gazprom pays for transit to Ukraine according to the take-or-pay formula. The money goes for the contracted volume, and how much raw material will pass through the "pipe" does not matter. Moreover, for almost all of 2021, Gazprom is exactly like this. arrivespaying the full cost and sending less gas. It should also be noted that with the advent of cold weather, such publications in the Western press occur more and more often, but sane people in Russia look at them as provocations.

We remind you that Gazprom officials have repeatedly stated their unwillingness to violate European legislation. Therefore, despite the fact that both strings of the pipeline are filled with raw materials and are under pressure, the gas giant is in no hurry to start illegal supplies. The Europeans need gas, and Gazprom is able to wait a few more months for the European Union to “mature”. Moscow does not want to give its "partners" a reason to accuse itself of "an obsessive offering of its goods to a common European home."
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  1. Bakht Online Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 27 November 2021 14: 49
    +3
    If Germany pays the fine, it may work out ...
  2. Volkonsky Online Volkonsky
    Volkonsky (Vladimir) 27 November 2021 15: 14
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    Note that Gazprom pays for transit to Ukraine according to the take-or-pay formula. The money goes for the contracted volume, and how much raw material will pass through the "pipe" does not matter. Moreover, for almost all of 2021, Gazprom has been doing just that, paying the full cost, and sending less gas. It should also be noted that with the advent of cold weather, such publications in the Western press occur more and more often, but sane people in Russia look at them as provocations.

    Bakhtiyar, how do you like this passage? The whole year it delivers less than the contracted 109 million / day, and as a result, as of the moment, it has delivered more by 9%, according to Comrade. Putin

    It is also a sin for non-brothers to complain, through their GTS for the first half of this year, Gazprom pumped 22 billion cubic meters of gas (against the contract value of 40 billion / year), which is 9% more than what was required under the contract. The agreement between Gazprom and Naftogaz was drawn up in such a way that the annual volume of 40 billion cubic meters per day required for pumping is divided in equal shares of 109 million per day. For each cube over 109, a multiplying factor of 1,2 is included. Non-brothers demand that Gazprom pump more. But, excuse me, it comes out a little expensive! You already have almost the highest tariff in Europe, and taking into account the multiplying coefficient - much more. Gazprom already pumped 9 million cubic meters per day instead of 109 million cubic meters for the first 124 months, buying an additional 15 million cubic meters per day at an auction. Have a conscience, gentlemen, Ukrainians! Well, yes, Gazprom refused to reserve additional capacities of your wonderful pipe for the 4th quarter of this year, well, it has the right. You yourself fought for the Third Energy Package? Well, now eat, do not crap yourself. Or look for an alternative supplier, which is not there (and were you looking under the bed?). Gazprom, on the other hand, expects to launch Nord Stream-4 in the 2th quarter; the supply of blue fuel through it (and to the end consumer) will be much cheaper. As they say - nothing personal, just business.

    https://topcor.ru/21852-esli-v-evrope-kto-to-reshil-zamerznut-gazprom-vmeshivatsja-ne-stanet.html
    1. Bakht Online Bakht
      Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 27 November 2021 17: 59
      +1
      What to take with the magazine? ...
      I've said it many times. SP-2 was built. Further - a headache for Europe in general, and Germany in particular. Not only do they demand gas, they also want Gazprom to pay them a fine for this gas. There is no need to rush with certification. And the requirements to transfer something there to the German jurisdiction, to hang it in the latrine. There is a place for these requirements. Whoever needs gas, let him fuss.

      GazProm clearly pumps what has been agreed. Plus a little more. As they say, 9%. In Europe, let them first conclude a contract for an additional volume of gas. Since this volume is ADDITIONAL, it should be paid at the prices of the Dutch hub. That is, $ 1000 (or whatever the price is today). The fact is that Europe does NOT require additional volumes. The price bites. There is no contract for the purchase of gas, which means there is no transit pumping. Regardless of the price. Where to download, who is the buyer, who pays, at what price, where is the receiving point? Where is the contract, in the end? What GasProm pumps additionally goes to Gazprom's storage facilities in Europe. In my opinion, this is also a mistake, but GazProm knows better.
  3. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 27 November 2021 18: 06
    -3
    Therefore, despite the fact that both lines of the pipeline are filled with raw materials and are under pressure, the gas giant is in no hurry to start illegal supplies.

    - "Illegal deliveries" ??? - Yes, all this will turn against Gazprom itself ... - Today all this "timing" is recorded very thoroughly ... - And who will be responsible for the violations ??? - Well - not Germany! - Of course - Gazprom ...
    - What is the whole "under_lo_st" traps (about which I personally am constantly writing) that Gazprom got into ??? - And the fact is that if Gazprom starts gas supply without waiting for official permission (without issuing a certificate)
    - then it falls under liability for violation - operation of the gas pipeline without the necessary technical documentation - in the absence of "Certification of the Nord Stream 2 project" ...
    - And if Gazprom does not start gas supply, then it violates the rules of the already existing concluded agreement, where Gazprom undertakes to supply gas to Europe ... - What to choose ??? - "The right to choose" - for Gazprom ...
    - And the fact that Gazprom will then be "remembered" absolutely everything (all "these violations") - there is no doubt about that ...
    - Gazprom may even be "reminded" of the fact that it (Gazprom) "went to meet Moldova" and "made concessions" - acceptance of new conditions - change of previously agreed conditions in an already signed agreement ... - Instead of applying for Moldova to the court ... - Yes, that's right ... - And with this Gazprom created a precedent - which any European lawyer, any "European court" can now "catch on" ("if something happens") ... - This is how just Gazprom created a very "bad problem" for itself - literally "out of the blue" ... - This again (once again) speaks of the "narrow-mindedness and illiteracy" of Gazprom - as an organization ... in general ...
    - In addition, now "anyone" can take "Moldova's example" - for themselves "into service" ... - Gazprom gave a reason for this ...
  4. Dust Offline Dust
    Dust (Sergei) 27 November 2021 18: 34
    +1
    Why would Russia violate the law at the prompting of the Germans? This suggests that the Germans really need cheap gas if they start engaging in tips on how to get around the law. What are the consequences. Any country like Poland or Estonia can drag Gazprom through the courts. As for the profit, it is also doubtful that the launch of the SP-2 gas prices will definitely go down. Yes, and business reputation will suffer ... that for the sake of profit, Gazprom may break laws ... There is high demand for gas now ... So JV2 can wait ...
  5. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 27 November 2021 19: 49
    -3
    - In addition to what I personally wrote here, I can add some 'nuances' ...
    - It seems that the German leadership, which replaced Merkel, is much more "decisive and radical" in relation to Russia (and to Gazprom - in particular) ... play on the European field "(and not on any field either) ... - Therefore, Germany began right away" to teach Gazprom wisdom "...
    - Most likely Germany is generally pursuing a goal - to assign to Gazprom the very last role in the "joint gas venture" - the role of a follower ... - Namely:
    - Finally ("not with your own hands") to confuse Gazprom in all sorts of numerous litigations, fines, sanctions, "resolutions", "claims", etc. Gazprom will simply be forced to turn to Germany for help literally for any reason ...; - And then - Germany's task is to simply take possession of the "assets of the SP-2 pipe and all that which it" can reach ".. - And Gazprom will simply be assigned the "role" of an executive supplier of raw materials ... - No - of course, Gazprom will also receive a part of the profit; but only as a subcontractor of this whole enterprise ... - And Germany will rule everything ...
    - Germany has already begun to teach Gazprom to obey her ...
    - Already today, Gazprom was "inspired" - that, they say - "a simple pipe" SP-2 - "this is sheer nonsense ... - do not rush to supply gas ... - you can not supply gas for at least a few months, even a year, etc." ... - And Gazprom has already taken it upon himself (well, the little-minded - what can you take from him) ... - Well, then - Germany will very easily and competently simply substitute Gazprom - under the full responsibility of what is happening ...
    - And at the same time she will avoid responsibility ...
    - One can only imagine - what a general European "thirst for justice" and "craving for bringing Gazprom to justice" will fall on Gazprom when severe cold weather breaks out in Europe - and Gazprom did not provide (according to the supply agreement) Europe with gas ... - continuous fines, penalties, fines !!!
  6. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 27 November 2021 20: 01
    +1
    Do not multiply debtors,
    do not lend to stupidity,
    do not be a pocket for a swindler,
    he will pay off by deception.
  7. and so the loot flows like a river! Pay yourself, iffropters!