Nord Stream 2 launch date postponed again

The decision to launch Nord Stream 2 may shift in time again. According to the head of the Federal Network Agency of Germany, Jochen Hohmann, permission to start the operation of NS-2 can be obtained no earlier than the end of June this year.

In an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung newspaper, Homan noted that the data for the certification of the Nord Stream 2 operator, Nord Stream 2 AG, has been entered in the trade register. However, some information is missing to resolve the issue. Consideration of this case will be resumed after the submission of the necessary documentation. But the timing of various bureaucratic procedures suggests that permission to launch the Russian gas pipeline can be received no earlier than the end of this six months.

Meanwhile, the pipeline received the appropriate technical permission to start functioning from the Mining Office of Stralsund (a seaside town in northern Germany). Now the Federal Grid Agency must decide whether the rule on unbundling - the separation of companies for the production and transportation of "blue fuel" - is fully implemented. If the agency does not certify the gas pipeline operator, Nord Stream 2 AG will be able to resort to legal protection of its rights.

At the end of December, Vladimir Putin stressed that the Russian side had completed its scope of work on Nord Stream 2, and now it's up to the Europeans. Once NS-2 is allowed to start operating, Russia will be able to fill the pipeline with the necessary volume of gas, which will help resolve the energy crisis in Europe.
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  1. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 31 January 2022 17: 24
    Everything is lined up.

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  3. Offline (Irina Gorskova) 31 January 2022 17: 54
    Until they empty all the reserves into their pockets, they will not calm down. It is a pity that ours fulfill contracts and feed German speculators.
  4. EMMM Offline EMMM
    EMMM 31 January 2022 23: 47
    Firstly, the second string of the gas pipeline has already been filled.
    And then they can freeze because of their donkey stubbornness
  5. sH, arK Offline sH, arK
    sH, arK 1 February 2022 01: 27
    The main question, if you think about it, is it good or bad that the launch of SP-2 is delayed ?!
    I think that if you have at least a little brain, which for some reason the Gazprom managers did not use for such a long time, and what can we say about the other half-stupid brethren of ANALYSTS and other scribblers ... But if you think? I don’t see the point of going far into history - what has passed has passed. They did not manage to build it in the estimated time, they had to sign a new contract for the transit through the GTS of the Durkains. Signed. There is no point in discussing. Now there is an agreement with Durkaina. Until the end of 2024 - i.e. 3 more years. Now, either download 40 billion through it and pay, or just pay, but not download. There is a point not to pump - a virtual reverse gas will be covered with a copper basin. Minus - expensive transit is all the same to us, if Durkaina does not do stupid things, does not steal, we still have to pay! Yes, it will be more painful for Ukrainians - but to gouge out one's own eye, so that Durkaina would not have two?! Well, the idea is so-so, as for me ... It is more reasonable to continue the already paid transit. In the meantime, doing SP-2 is not funny and not in a hurry. The non-working SP-2 gives a big trump card in the hands, increasing pressure on the stock exchange, limiting gas consumption in Europe! And gas is not only heat and electricity, it is gas chemistry, fertilizers! And their lack is a systemic problem! And we, as exporters of fertilizers and agricultural products, will actually get big profits by selling products with a large redistribution!
    In the meantime, the management company of SP-2 is not being certified - panicky expectations, so warmed up by the press, are working to increase gas prices, and this is not only more money for Gazprom - this is a lot of money for gas chemistry, agricultural exporters, and fertilizer manufacturers! So Russia is in no hurry until 2025! The main thing is to keep prices, albeit slightly reducing the market share!
    1. Pandiurin Offline Pandiurin
      Pandiurin (Pandiurin) 1 February 2022 13: 15
      Quote: sH, arK
      ... They didn’t manage to build it at the estimated time, they had to sign a new contract for the transit through the GTS of the Durkains. Signed. There is no point in discussing. Now there is an agreement with Durkaina. ..

      If 404 is unable to fulfill its gas transit obligations, then the transit contract can be terminated.
      This may be unauthorized withdrawal - theft, with empty UGS there are some technological difficulties with the pumping speed (in volumes per day) in some directions through 404.

      The main thing is probably that with the completion of the construction of SP2, we have untied the hands of Germany (EU) in supporting 404. they depended on transit through it and were forced to maintain it for fear of stopping transit.
      Now Germany has no dependence on 404, even if SP2 is not certified in case of force majeure, you can organize a "test" operation of SP2.

      Which does not negate the fact that Germany, with its hands untied, will continue to freeze its ears. But the Germans have a growing number of questions to their government.
      1. sH, arK Offline sH, arK
        sH, arK 1 February 2022 15: 31
        Yes, that's right! The ideal option is if Durkaina starts stealing from the pipe! But alas, I think we will not wait! After all, then the SP-2 is guaranteed to work, and even against the background of the instability of supplies due to the fault of Durkaina! No, I don't think they'll go for it now. Alas...
  6. Potapov Offline Potapov
    Potapov (Valery) 1 February 2022 10: 12
    Absolutely no matter...