Contents tagged with Nord Stream - 2

  • Gazprom CEO sees no obstacles for Nord Stream-2

    The head of Gazprom, Alexey Miller, in the interview with the program Moscow. Kremlin. Putin. stated that there are no obstacles for the construction of Nord Stream-2 and promised to complete the laying of two gas lines by the end of 2019, reports RIA Novosti.

    “All those statements that have been made lately do not reflect reality. In general, there are no fatal legal obstacles that would make us think that we can not complete the construction of Nord Stream 2 before the end of 2019,” said …

  • Nord Stream 2 AG: Denmark has not refused to authorize pipeline route

    Nord Stream 2 AG, the company operating the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, has refuted Naftogaz’s claims that Denmark has issued a negative decision on the pipeline route, RIA Novosti reports, citing a company spokesperson.

    “The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has not declined even one of Nord Stream 2’s two applications to receive authorization [for the construction project]. Both of them are still valid,” the Nord Stream representative stated.

    According to the spokesperson, the DEA has …

  • Denmark refuses to grant permission for construction of Nord Stream 2 in its territory

    Denmark has refused to grant permission for the construction of the Nord stream-2 gas pipeline in its territory, reported  the Ukrainian state-owned oil and gas company Naftogaz on its twitter account.

    “Gazprom has received another refusal from Denmark regarding  the route of the Nord stream-2, " reads the post of Naftogaz on Twitter.

    The Head of Naftogaz, Andriy Kobolyev also confirmed the information.

    "Gazprom has received another refusal from Denmark regarding the Nord Stream-2 route. Of …

  • US House of Representatives passes bill opposing Nord Stream 2

    On 25 March, the US Congress House of Representatives ratified bill H.R. 1616, which calls for the suppression of the Russian energy supply to Europe.

    The text of the document is available on the official Congress website.

    The short title of the bill is the “European Energy Security and Diversification Act of 2019”. Its primary goal is to assist “European and Eurasian countries to reduce their dependence on energy resources from countries that use energy dependence for undue political …

  • Head of Naftogaz: Gazprom cancelling gas transit through Ukraine

    Gazprom has started the process of officially notifying the countries bordering Ukraine that the transit of gas through the territory of Ukraine will stop from the beginning of next year, Head of Naftogaz Andriy Kobolyev said in an interview with RBC Ukraine.

    “Gazprom is already officially notifying the countries that border Ukraine or are dependent on our transit that there will be no transit of gas from the beginning of 2020,” Kobolyev said without citing any sources.

    In March, the …

  • Kremlin calls US actions against Nord Stream-2 'international racketeering'

    The press secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov, stated that the Kremlin sees the United States’ hostile attitude towards the Russian project "Nord Stream-2" as attempts of unfair competition, reports RBC news agency.

    “We are all aware that we are dealing with attempts of unfair competition, and sometimes with actions that are actually comparable to racketeering and raiding on the international level,” he said.

    Peskov added that instead, the White House should think about how to …

  • Denmark refuses to authorize Nord Stream 2

    Denmark is threatening to make things difficult for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project. Russia has already laid one third of the pipeline alongside this small Scandinavian country, but Denmark has still not given permission for construction. Experts are predicting that Russia will lose its temper, because the delays are causing huge unforeseen costs. Denmark, on the other hand, is struggling to decide who to side with – neighboring Germany or the powerful US.

    The political fears …

  • European Parliament: Russia is no longer a strategic partner

    At a plenary session on Tuesday 12 March, European Parliament passed a resolution that reassesses Russia’s relationship with the EU.

    The resolution was adopted with 402 votes to 163 and 89 abstentions, and was based on a report by Latvian MEP Sandra Kalniete.

    The document states that Russia can no longer be considered a strategic partner of the EU. The primary reason for this is Moscow’s violation of international law and democratic principles, specifically the occupation and annexation of …

  • Russia sets conditions for the continuation of gas transit through Ukraine

    Russia has linked the continuation of gas transit through Ukraine to EU countries with Kyiv implementing a number of conditions. Among other things, the signing of a new agreement depends on the stability of the political situation, said Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in an interview with Luxemburger Wort newspaper, published on Tuesday, March 5th, on the official page of the Russian government.

    According to Medvedev, it is also necessary to regulate relations between companies interested in …

  • Naftogaz: Ukraine will lose its gas transit role after Nord Stream 2 is launched

    Nord Stream 2 will reduce demand for Ukraine's gas transportation system, said Head of Naftogaz Andriy Kobolyev in an interview with Ukrainian Channel 5.

    “We will lose the entire transit. Because there is still the Turkish Stream, which will probably be built and launched by the end of 2019,” Kobolyev said. According to him, Ukraine will lose the deterrent against the “Russian aggression” after Nord Steam 2 is put in operation. “It is necessary to analyze this pipeline in terms of war risks …