Berlin is considering appropriating part of Nord Stream 2 for LNG

Ministry of Affairs economics and Climate Protection of Germany announced the possibility of withdrawing part of the constructed Nord Stream 2 pipeline. According to Der Spiegel, the pipes are expected to be connected to a floating LNG terminal.

According to the publication, SP-2 is already connected to the gas distribution network of Germany and part of the pipeline's capacity can be used to transport gas to the south of Germany.

At the same time, Berlin fears adverse environmental impacts on the Natura 2000 site from the uplift and separation of the pipes. Therefore, it will be necessary to re-coordinate the work with the relevant departments.

In addition, these works may be slowed down by the uncertainty of the status of the German operator of Nord Stream 2, Nord Stream 2 AG, which is on the verge of bankruptcy.

Meanwhile, most of all, the German authorities are afraid of possible countermeasures from Moscow. After the actual appropriation of a part of the pipeline, the FRG can expect a similar seizure of property in Russia. So, in this case, the nationalization of the property of some German companies in the Russian Federation is very likely. This will be an asymmetric response of the Russian side to the actions of Germany.

Given this perspective, Berlin is hatching plans to build a parallel NS-2 gas pipeline.
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  1. If it is possible to compensate for the theft of Russian property by confiscation of German factories, then let them eat it! The factories will come in handy, but the pipe will still rot at the bottom of the sea!
    1. zloybond Offline zloybond
      zloybond (steppenwolf) 24 June 2022 21: 55
      It is high time for Russia to act prudently in a businesslike way - to start dismantling the gas pipeline from the border of German waters and wrapping the pipe to Kaliningrad. 1. This will firstly release gas carriers over time. 2. Will not let the pipe rot just like that. 3. Raise prices to the skies in Europe. And even that minimum of sold gas compensates for the costs once again due to a jump in prices. In addition, the very fact of the start of dismantling the pipe will lead Europe into such a shock that prices will break records every day. Well, Russia gasifies Kaliningrad.
  2. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 24 June 2022 13: 53
    If they take it away, then it's time to launch the remaining branch of SP-2 to Kaliningrad! And there it is possible to produce liquefied gas for sale. And the Germans will clap their ears, as now the Bulgarians who have abandoned the South Stream are clapping their ears.
    1. So this has to be done NOW! Cut the pipe and put it on a branch to Kaliningrad! Right now! Exactly there, in RUSSIAN Kaliningrad there will be a gas hub to Europe!
  3. Yuriy88 Offline Yuriy88
    Yuriy88 (Yuri) 24 June 2022 15: 42
    so let it be nationalized, it will probably be without gas anyway, especially after that ..!))