Gazprom announced its intention to use the Nord Stream 2 infrastructure


The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is one of many international projects in which Gazprom is involved, and at the same time it is the only major project that has been criticized for many years by the United States and several European countries. Although the pipeline is ready to go, its launch is being hampered by both recent sanctions and bureaucratic hurdles that German and EU officials have begun to put up.


It is quite natural that Gazprom, as one of the participants in the project, is financially interested in the operation of the gas pipeline, which took a lot of effort and money. The Russian company has long been waiting for any decisive steps from foreign partners, but the Germans decided to take the position of "constructive uncertainty", not completely abandoning the project and not allowing it to be put into operation.

As a result, the Russian company decided to use the part of the gas pipeline that runs through the territory of the Russian Federation. Gazprom released a statement regarding plans for the idle pipeline.

Due to the fact that the Nord Stream 2 offshore gas pipeline is currently not in use, and taking into account the implementation of the gas supply and gasification program for consumers in the North-West region, Gazprom decided to use the excess Russian onshore gas transmission capacity of the Nord Stream 2 project » for the development of gas supply to the regions of the North-West

the company said in an official statement.

Recall that Nord Stream 2 is a gas pipeline running along the bottom of the Baltic Sea to Germany. The construction of the facility was fully completed in September 2021, and commissioning tests were carried out. The design capacity of the gas pipeline provides for the pumping of 55 billion cubic meters. m of gas. At the moment, the German side considers SP-2 a frozen project.
  • Used photographs: JSC "Gazprom"
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  1. Rusa Offline Rusa
    Rusa 5 May 2022 13: 27
    +6
    First of all, Nord Stream 2 can be used to provide natural gas to the Kaliningrad region.
    1. shvn Offline shvn
      shvn (Vyacheslav) 5 May 2022 19: 25
      -1
      Sir, how do you imagine it? It would be very interesting to know...))
      1. zloybond Offline zloybond
        zloybond (steppenwolf) 5 May 2022 21: 53
        +2
        the pipe rises, disassembles and turns to Kaliningrad - this is technically feasible. As soon as they start lifting and dismantling the pipe and turning towards the enclave, I think gas prices will rise twice more. The very start of work will give rise to price increases.
        And of course, it is necessary for Germany, Italy, France to release just enough gas so that only they have enough gas, and there was no opportunity and desire, due to the limited ration, to trade towards Poland and Bulgaria.
        1. Rusa Offline Rusa
          Rusa 7 May 2022 03: 56
          +1
          You're right. Such a branch of the gas pipeline to the Kaliningrad region should have been provided for even during its construction.
  2. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 5 May 2022 14: 37
    +2
    Well, they finally got bloated, it seems that Estonians also work in Gazprom as they serve in the Moscow Region
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 5 May 2022 15: 37
    -3
    All right. First - profit, and if it did not work out - go around to profit.
    There seems to be LNG terminals there ....
  4. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 5 May 2022 18: 57
    -1
    Gazprom announced its intention to use the Nord Stream 2 infrastructure

    - So just now here ... here ... here they constantly and stubbornly wrote that ... that ... that the SP-2 had already "paid for itself" a long time ago and now, even being "in idle" - continues to bring "fabulous profit" !!! - So let it continue to "continue to bring profit" - why touch it at all ???
    - Damn, everything is so brainlessly ragged (namely - "ruffled") that you can't imagine worse! - Even the “branch-pipeline” from SP-2 was not even smart enough, during construction, to bring it to Kaliningrad (so much I wrote about it - I just got tired of even writing about it!)!
  5. skept54 Offline skept54
    skept54 (Alexander Chirukhin) 5 May 2022 20: 25
    +1
    The right decision. At least something for your own.
    And let them not hope to launch even one thread.
  6. Alexander Popov Offline Alexander Popov
    Alexander Popov (Alexander Popov) 6 May 2022 08: 21
    -2
    Gazprom decided to use the excess Russian onshore gas transmission capacity of the Nord Stream 2 project to develop gas supply to the regions of the North-West

    And who will pay off the offshore "gas transmission capacities" for which Russia has spent tens of billions of dollars?
    Generally a strange picture.
    Europe did not need the "gas transmission capacities of Nord Stream-2", but Russia, overcoming all obstacles, built this system at its own expense.
    What for? Where does the wasted money come from?
    Who will answer for this?
  7. Teacher Offline Teacher
    Teacher (Wise) 6 May 2022 16: 22
    0
    The right decision!. Now we need to start a branch to Kaliningrad and build a chemical plant there. gas processing plants and sell GOODS to the same West. You can still build in the Ust-Luga region, etc.
    Gas is sold for heating purposes only. Let them buy everything else in the form of GOODS in Russia. It's completely different money. And the country will revive. And now the oligarchs are stupidly selling raw materials and do not take a steam bath for anything.
    1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
      gorenina91 (Irina) 6 May 2022 17: 21
      -2
      Now we need to start a branch to Kaliningrad and build a chemical plant there. gas processing plants and sell GOODS to the same West.

      - Yes, how will you start it now - this branch to Kaliningrad ??? - There, now everyone will immediately rise against Russia - both the "greens", and the Swedish "gretas", and the German "Ursulas" and the American "hen-hawks" (the whole "Biden chicken coop"); and the European court (the most "humane court in the world") - such fines will hang, etc., etc.!
      - So today, shy, unreasonable and stupid Gazprom (Russia) is unlikely to take up this business! - And before Gazprom - it was very easy to do - but the mind was not enough! - Alas!
  8. Let's make a gas hub in Kaliningrad!