Russia commented on Berlin's refusal to pay compensation for Nord Stream 2

On Friday, January 21, the Minister for Affairs economics and Climate Protection of Germany Robert Habek noted that Berlin would not pay compensation to the Russian side if Europe recognizes Nord Stream 2 as not complying with EU requirements.

According to Igor Yushkov, an expert in the energy sector, the Europeans should not have any questions about the pipeline itself and its functioning. The main problem lies in the operator of SP-2, Nord Stream 2 AG, which was appointed as such by Gazprom, which is not prohibited by European laws.

However, the regulatory company must be independent of the gas supplier so as not to impede competition in the gas market. At the same time, the activities of Nord Stream 2 AG are built in such a way that it is actually independent of Gazprom, but this does not yet meet the requirements of European legislation.

At the moment, the process of re-registration of the operating company from Switzerland to Germany is underway, so that the German side has the authority to study all the necessary documents for Nord Stream 2 AG. Then the Russian gas company will again submit an application for verification of Nord Stream 2 AG. If Berlin refuses, Gazprom will hire a third-party company that will act as an operator.

And the German regulator really should not pay compensation payments. It is assumed that if you yourself have created a structure that does not meet EU requirements, why should we pay something?

- Igor Yushkov explained Germany's refusal to pay in an interview with the newspaper LOOK.
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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 21 January 2022 19: 43
    I say: "The mediocrities rule!!"
    1. 123 Offline 123
      123 (123) 21 January 2022 23: 00
      I say: "The mediocrities rule!!"

      Have you switched to insulting the leadership of Germany? Are you already short of yours? smile
      1. Pereira Offline Pereira
        Pereira (Michael) 21 January 2022 23: 03
        Without a difference.
        1. 123 Offline 123
          123 (123) 21 January 2022 23: 06
          Without a difference.

          You then with one eye smile more visible?
    2. Oleg Bratkov Offline Oleg Bratkov
      Oleg Bratkov (Oleg Bratkov) 22 January 2022 00: 19
      They are not mediocrity, they are weak-willed puppets.
      Germany has the USA. They have what they want.
    3. sH, arK Offline sH, arK
      sH, arK 24 January 2022 02: 09
      You know better who rules you!
  2. Mikhail L. Offline Mikhail L.
    Mikhail L. 21 January 2022 19: 55
    Were the "EU requirements" known before the start of the construction of SP-2, or ... were the rules of the game changed already during the construction process in order to disrupt the commissioning of the gas pipeline?
    1. Baltika3 Offline Baltika3
      Baltika3 (Baltika3) 21 January 2022 20: 19
      The EU requirements in question are the third energy package adopted in 2009, that is, long before construction began. But according to the Russian constitution, Gazprom is obliged to be guided only by Russian laws, and their packages can legally wipe themselves, let them observe them themselves.
      It is even strange to me that for some reason the Danes were asked permission to build a pipe in their waters, when it was enough to pass a federal law exempting Gazprom from these formalities and build calmly.
      1. Mikhail L. Offline Mikhail L.
        Mikhail L. 21 January 2022 20: 29
        Thanks for the clarification. But Russian laws cannot operate on foreign territories.
      2. Bakht Offline Bakht
        Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 21 January 2022 20: 56
        A bit wrong.
        The third energy package was indeed adopted in 2009. But it concerned only gas pipelines INSIDE the EU. It did not apply to gas pipelines from outside the EU.
        It was extended to gas pipelines coming from non-EU countries only in 2019, when ALL INVESTMENTS in the project had already been made. If the gas pipeline had been completed before May 2019, then the third energy package would not have touched it at all. But due to sanctions, the construction was delayed. So, at first the EU delayed the construction of the gas pipeline, and then retroactively applied the norms of the third energy package to it.
        Lawyers for investors (and these are the largest gas companies in Europe) insist that the investments were made BEFORE SP-2 came under distribution.
        The most interesting thing is that the EU calmly removed ALL other gas pipelines from the third energy package. And Baltic Pipe and EastMed. So far only unscrupulous competition is visible.
        And what's most interesting. According to Russian law, only Gazprom can export gas through gas pipelines. But recently a change was made and Rosneft got the right to use SP-2 to export its gas. So, strictly speaking, SP-2 is used by two operators: Gazprom and Rosneft. Each 50%. It remains to do the so-called unbalding and create a company that will deal with gas transportation. Gazprom is not in a hurry and I understand it perfectly.
        1. Mikhail L. Offline Mikhail L.
          Mikhail L. 21 January 2022 21: 30
          So it's not, "A little bit wrong."
          This is fundamentally "not so"!
          And how can one cooperate with petty state-level crooks?
          1. Bakht Offline Bakht
            Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 21 January 2022 21: 39
            Gentlemen change the rules.

            Now another rule is being changed. They want to make changes to Europe's energy security.
            1. Owners of gas storage facilities in Europe MUST fill them with some amount of gas. How exactly, they will determine later.
            2. Owners are OBLIGED to fill them out regardless of any prices and pay for the storage of this gas in Europe.
            3. In the event of force majeure or a critical situation, the EU countries HAVE the RIGHT to withdraw this gas for their own needs.
            If they accept this addition and change, then Gazprom will have to quickly get rid of this asset.
            1. Mikhail L. Offline Mikhail L.
              Mikhail L. 21 January 2022 21: 45
              So this is no longer a petty scam, but legitimized extortion!
              You need to get rid of not a specific asset, but such partners!
              What is the Russian leadership thinking?! ;-(
              1. Bakht Offline Bakht
                Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 21 January 2022 21: 53
                The Russian leadership in general and Gazprom in particular are thinking about how to redirect Yamal gas (a resource base for Europe) to China. For this, Power of Siberia-2 is being built.
                Now, Yamal gas has only one direction - Europe. There is nowhere else to send it. With the commissioning of Power of Siberia-2, Yamal gas can be used for domestic consumption and exported to China.
                The cost of the gas pipeline is 1,6 - 2,0 trillion rubles. Thanks to the Stockholm Arbitration. Thanks to his decisions, Gazprom earned this amount in 2021 and will use it to build the Power of Siberia-2.
                By that time, gas construction will be over, and long-term contracts with Europe will also end. And then Europe can buy gas on the spot. Gazprom does not take part in these auctions in principle. Well, maybe the Americans will flood the European market with cheap LNG. Offhand, about 200-250 billion cubic meters per year. It's sarcasm, if anything.
                I was always taught that "the one who laughs AT the last laughs well."
                1. Mikhail L. Offline Mikhail L.
                  Mikhail L. 21 January 2022 21: 59
                  Logically ...
                  Only in: "We need to get rid of not a specific asset, but such partners!" - meant "cooperation" in all areas!
              2. Barracuda Offline Barracuda
                Barracuda (Tatyana ) 23 January 2022 17: 13
                This reminded me of an old joke.

                Glasses seller teaches son to trade: "The buyer asks how much the glasses cost. You answer
                - 1 dollar and you look - the buyer has not fallen?
                - Frame only. and 1 dollar of glass - did not fall?
                - Everyone. and 1 dollar insert glass - did not fall?
                - Each
        2. Baltika3 Offline Baltika3
          Baltika3 (Baltika3) 21 January 2022 22: 11
          It did not apply to gas pipelines from outside the EU.

          Interesting point, I didn't know. Well, politics will always outweigh legal considerations when it comes to security issues. In Russia, do not know this. Rosneft's participation in supplies, by the way, will not change anything. It will only take another hundred years to prove that this is an independent supplier, well, it has absolutely nothing to do with the state and has nothing to do with Gazprom.
          1. Bakht Offline Bakht
            Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 21 January 2022 22: 16
            These are the problems of Europe. The gas pipeline has been built and tested. Ready for operation. There is a game of peepers going on right now. Who blinks first. Certification and launch of the gas pipeline is a headache for Europe. For Gazprom, it's all purple.
            1. Baltika3 Offline Baltika3
              Baltika3 (Baltika3) 21 January 2022 22: 22
              GazProm is all purple

              it won’t be purple for him if he doesn’t pass the certification. It turns out that billions were drowned in vain in the sea.
              1. Bakht Offline Bakht
                Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 21 January 2022 22: 22
                Unlikely. I think that the pipeline will work. BUT a little later.
              2. Bakht Offline Bakht
                Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 21 January 2022 23: 51
                Nord Stream: facts and fiction

              3. tulip Offline tulip
                tulip 23 January 2022 15: 18
                Gazprom and Russia have long repaid this entire flow))) Gazprom transferred taxes to the budget for 2021 in the amount of 25 billion dollars - these are just taxes, he himself earned much more. The price of SP-2 is no more than 10 billion. Do you know how to count or will you take a calculator?)))
          2. Bakht Offline Bakht
            Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 21 January 2022 22: 21
            It's been said in sufficient detail here.

    2. Ksv Offline Ksv
      Ksv (Sergei) 21 January 2022 21: 51
      No, it's different :-)
  3. Berton Offline Berton
    Berton (Vladimir) 21 January 2022 20: 58
    I don't understand the direction of our economic movement at all. For so many years they have been essentially telling us, no, they don’t say, but they kick us out, almost obscenely, you go three letters with your resources. But we are stubborn, sometimes we go right ahead, sometimes we beg with fawning, buy, buy ... At the same time, about a trillion are in the stash, but in a real economy in the broad sense of the word, the horse did not roll.
    There is a feeling that no one needs it.
    1. Ksv Offline Ksv
      Ksv (Sergei) 21 January 2022 21: 52
      Just a feeling? I have been confident for 10 years now and have no doubts
  4. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 21 January 2022 21: 47
    The stump is clear, the extra billions that we managed to earn on high gas prices are not lying on the road.
    Therefore, the Gas workers are happily rubbing their hands and will continue to try to harm competitors.

    Antimonopoly legislation has been developing since the 70s. This is our Gazprom well done, one such, a forge of presidents and oligarchs, and there you have to get out.
  5. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 21 January 2022 23: 14
    Foreign shareholders of Gazprom in any case will try to challenge the decision of the Germans in court. For example, disassemble the pipe for scrap.
    It is good if Gazprom took advantage of the situation and sells super-contract volumes at market prices and minimized possible losses from the northern and Turkish flows.
    What kind of competition are they talking about, with whom?
    The Russian Federation has a controlling stake in Gazprom, which has a monopoly on exports and is the main source of the state budget.
    Attempts by “democrats” to deprive Gazprom of monopoly export rights (Rosneft is also a state structure, but an inevitable conflict of interests will arise, and most importantly, the Principle, undermines the fundamental foundations of the supremacy of the state over monopolistic associations, turns the entire system upside down in the desire to put monopolistic associations over the state, and make the state a conductor of the interests of monopolistic and transnational associations.
  6. zloybond Offline zloybond
    zloybond (steppenwolf) 21 January 2022 23: 20
    But somehow they gave Miler the star of the hero of labor !!! request So well done this hero! drinks
  7. Khaertdinov Radik (Radik Khaertdinov) 22 January 2022 09: 25
    There can be only one answer to the arrogance of Europe - STOP THE GAS! After that, the Europeans will become more negotiable or get a good blow to their economy!
  8. S WITH Offline S WITH
    S WITH (N S) 22 January 2022 16: 46
    everything will be simple on this score - the Basmanny Court will simply decide to confiscate Russian assets of the West for 200 billion
    1. tulip Offline tulip
      tulip 23 January 2022 15: 21
      according to conservative estimates, the West has about 350 billion assets in Russia. This is not counting the shares of Sberbank, for example, which is 40% owned by Western investors. I wonder what the West will say when its shares are nationalized?)))
  9. Vladimir Tinyakov (Vladimir) 22 January 2022 18: 20
    Given the fact that German companies have invested more than Gazprom, then the German government will have to try in the next elections ...