Contents tagged with Nord Stream-2

  • Russia vows to complete construction of Nord Stream 2

    Nord Stream 2’s operator company and the other companies supporting the project are continuing to work to have the pipeline commissioned as soon as possible, Izvestia reports, citing the operator company, Nord Stream 2 AG.

    The company’s press service clarified that, while the Swiss pipe-laying company Allseas has stopped working on the project, roughly 2,300 km of the 2,460 km gas pipeline have already been laid on the bottom of the Baltic Sea.

    Izvestia noted that, at the end of November, …

  • Russia's Gazprom announces plans to build new pipelines to Europe

    Even before completing the Nord Stream 2 pipeline and disassembling the redundant gas corridor for South Stream, Gazprom is dreaming of new multi-billion dollar projects.

    The company plans to build new gas pipelines to the EU in order to meet the increased demand for Russian gas, said Alexander Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, at the Russian Energy Week forum on Wednesday.

    “New transport routes need to be created,” he emphasized, adding that this is supposedly “ …

  • Stockholm Arbitration Court supports Poland’s demand for a reduction in gas prices from Gazprom

    In the interim judgment on the claim of the Polish oil and gas company PGNiG, the Stockholm Arbitration Court ruled that it can demand that the Russian gas monopoly Gazprom reduce gas prices, as evidenced by the partial decision of the Court published by the press-service of the PGNiG.

    The Polish company has the right to demand lower prices for Gazprom’s Russian gas within under the so-called Yamal contract, the long-term contract under which the Russian company supplies Poland with gas.

    The …

  • European Commission offers mediation between Russia and Ukraine on Nord Stream-2

    The European Commission (EC) offered mediation services to Russia and Ukraine in the dispute over the new Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline construction. The goal is to conclude a detailed agreement on continuing of the Russian gas transit through the territory of Ukraine after 2019, said the Deputy Chairman of the EC, Maros Sefcovic on Friday in Brussels.

    He claimed that Germany actively facilitated the coordination of such a tripartite meeting. On May 28, Sefcovic plans to discuss with Russia a …

  • Kyiv: Nord Stream-2 is Russia’s weapon in hybrid war

    At a conference in Brussels, Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman called Nord Stream-2 pipeline "a new hybrid weapon" directed against the European Union.

    "I categorically deny that it is a commercial project. It is a new hybrid weapon, targeting the EU. We should simply stop it," he said.

    Groysman added that the Ukrainian gas transit system "can ensure 100% the supply", so there is no need to build new capacities.

    In early April, Ukraine’s Naftogaz claimed that Nord Stream-2 gas …

  • German Environmentalists try to ban Nord Stream 2 construction through the courts

    Deutsche Welle (DW) reports that the German environmental association Nabu is seeking a decision through the courts to prevent planned work on the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline on May 10 at a site in the Greifswald Bodden.

    "Nabu has requested an interim decree from the Greifswald Supreme Administrative Court in order to enable the court to take a decision on action against the construction of the gas pipeline before May 15," the publication quoted a statement from the …

  • Ukraine intends to impose sanctions against companies participating in the construction of Nord Stream-2 pipeline

    International companies participating in the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline project may not be allowed to run business in Ukraine, the Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov stated during his presentation at the 11th Forum on international security.

     “The French Company ENGIE is trying to build a gigantic power station in the Chernobyl area, and as my colleague-minister told me, is ‘a little bit’ involved in the construction of the Nord Stream. We don’t care whether it is ‘a little …

  • Prime Minister of Poland: Nord Stream-2 is a dangerous project

    Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki called the Nord Stream-2 pipeline project highly dangerous, Polish Radio reports. Speaking together with his counterparts from the Baltic Republics, Morawiecki stated that they agreed on the dangers the project posed to "this part of Europe."Morawiecki added that Poland achieved independence from Russia's Gazprom long ago. "We have built the LNG-terminal in the city of Świnoujście and are now planning to increase its processing capabilities. In addition, …

  • Ukrainian President will visit Germany to discuss Nord Stream-2

    President Petro Poroshenko intends to visit Germany before April and discuss with German authorities the issue of the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, as he stated in an interview with Ukrainian TV channels.

    "In the coming days, within 2-3 weeks, I'm going to visit Germany ... This topic (Nord Stream-2) will certainly be on the agenda of our talks," he said, answering a question about Germany's reluctance to abandon the project.

    Poroshenko stressed that many European countries are …