Category Archives: Nord Stream II

“Attack on the European economy.” Kremlin-based Schroeder scares EU after sanctions against Nord Stream 2

Upcoming US sanctions against the construction of the North Stream-2 will affect more than 120 European companies. This was stated by the ex-chancellor of Germany, chairman of the board of directors of Rosneft Gerhard Schroeder , reports Kommersant . According to Schroeder, this ” is nothing but a deliberate termination of the transatlantic partnership.” “More than 120 companies in the field of shipbuilding, engineering, environmental protection and safety,

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Bill expanding sanctions against Nord Stream 2 filed in U.S. House of Representatives – Naftogaz

19:57, 26 June 2020 – UNIAN This new legislation follows last year’s successful passage of PEESA in the annual U.S. defense budget bill. U.S. House Representatives Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Denny Heck (D-WA), Mike Turner (R-OH), and Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) on June 25 filed a bipartisan House companion bill of the U.S. Senate’s Protecting Europe’s Energy Security Clarification Act. “[The document]

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German Bundestag insists on abandoning Nord Stream 2 due to murder in Berlin

The deputy head of the FDP faction Alexander Lamsdorf believes that the reaction of Berlin to the murder of Khangoshvili should be the same as the reaction of the UK to an attempt to poison the Skripals The German Free Democratic Party (FDP) insists on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s refusal to launch the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline with Russia in

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Gazprom takes Germany to court over Nord Stream 2 decision

Nord Stream 2 AG has appealed to the Supreme Regional Court of Dusseldorf against the decision of the German Federal Network Agency, which refused to exempt the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline from the EU Third Energy Package. The Swiss company, 100% owned by Russian gas giant Gazprom, considers the decision of the German regulator “discriminatory” and contrary to the “constitutional

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A BAD DAY IN COURT FOR NS2

Litigation, Disinformation, and Russia’s Energy Weapon  Nord Stream 2 is in battle mode. The Russian-German gas project appears to be applying every possible legal argument and procedure to ensure the Baltic Sea pipeline will operate on its terms, i.e. unfettered by European Union law. In the German courts, it is challenging the German energy regulator, the BNetzA, which denied it

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US still determined to block Putin’s pet pipeline project

Author : Diane Francis Source : Atlantic Council With the US refusing to soften its stance on Nord Stream 2, Putin’s pipeline ploy to gain added energy leverage over Europe looks to be in tatters. Meanwhile, the Russian economy is crashing under the combined weight of the COVID19 pandemic, collapsed global energy prices, and sanctions imposed for the war in

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Russia pushes to complete Nord Stream 2 challenging US sanctions

Article by: Margarita Assenova While the United States struggles with the coronavirus pandemic, Russia has deployed two pipe-laying vessels to the Baltic Sea in a suspected attempt to complete the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline. On May 12, Russian pipe layer Akademik Cherskiy arrived at the German port of Mukran, on Rügen Island, where the Nord Stream 2 logistics hub is

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Ukraine in talks with U.S. on how to ultimately “bury” Russia’s Nord Stream 2 – Naftogaz CEO

Russians will try to create their own technical capacities to finish the pipeline, Kobolyev says. Naftogaz CEO Andriy Kobolyev has said Ukraine is in talks with the United States and other partners on how to finally “bury” Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline if sanctions fail to bring its construction to a halt. “The game is not over yet. Russians

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U.S. to slap new sanctions against Russia’s Nord Stream 2 – German media

They are expected in February or March 2020. The U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate are ready to adopt a new bill on sanctions against Nord Stream 2 if Russia completes kilometers of the pipeline. The sanctions will concern European investors participating in the Russian project and companies that will buy gas through the pipeline, Germany’s leading business

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Russia can complete Nord Stream 2 with its own ships, but no sooner than 2024

After the U.S. imposed sanctions against companies building the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, Russia was left without capacities to complete the underwater pipeline that was going to be launched in 2020. Russian shipbuilders can construct pipe-laying ships that would complete the pipeline, but it would take from four to six years, according to Alexei Rakhmanov, president of Russia’s United Shipbuilding

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Russia threatened to respond to US sanctions against North Stream-2

Moscow promises to respond to sanctions at no cost to itself The Russian Foreign Minister has promised that Moscow will respond to Washington’s sanctions against the North Stream-2 and Turkish Stream pipelines. This is reported by the media. According to Lavrov, Russia will respond to the sanctions of the United States, but so as not to inflict damage. “We will respond

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EU condemns U.S. sanctions against Nord Stream 2

European Commission is currently analyzing the possible impact of U.S. sanctions on the European Union The EU, along with Germany, condemned US sanctions against companies laying the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. It is reported by RFI.   “The EU is opposed to the imposition of sanctions against EU companies conducting legitimate business,” said a spokesman for the European

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Reuters: Nord Stream 2 to press on with Europe gas pipe, despite U.S. sanctions

Nord Stream 2, which will run along the Baltic Sea floor, will enable Russia to bypass Ukraine and Poland to deliver gas. The group behind Nord Stream 2 said on Saturday it aimed to complete a pipeline to boost Russian gas supplies to Europe as soon as possible, after a major contractor suspended pipe-laying activities due to U.S. sanctions. A

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Russia readiness to sign transit contract could be connected with imminent Nord Stream 2 sanctions – Naftogaz CEO

Russia’s willingness to sign a long-term transit contract with Ukraine under European rules is largely related to the upcoming U.S. sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, CEO of NJSC Naftogaz Ukrainy Andriy Kobolev has said. “Our counterparties have very serious concerns about the imposition of U.S. sanctions. I definitely know that lobbyists from Gazprom in the U.S. Senate

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Nord Stream 2 Completion Rescheduled

The project was claimed to be completed by the end of this year, but works stumbled several months when the Danish Energy Agency has held over the decision on construction works in its territorial waters A Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline operating company, Gazprom-controlled Nord Stream 2 AG plans to finish construction of the pipe in spring, 2020, the Ukrainian online service

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Kyiv: all of Europe is interested in stopping Nord Stream 2

Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Dmytro Kuleba said that the US sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 pipeline should be applied as soon as possible, reports Ukrinform news agency. According to him, not only Ukraine but also all of Europe is interested in stopping the construction of the pipeline. According to Kuleba, Nord Stream 2 pipeline

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U.S. House upholds sanctions against Nord Stream 2

Kobolyev said the next step would be the Senate vote next week. CEO of NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine Andriy Kobolyev has said the House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress voted for the bill on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2020, which also provides for sanctions against companies that provide for the construction of the Nord Stream 2

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U.S. sanctions on companies involved in Nord Stream 2 added to draft 2020 NDAA – media

12:59, 24 November 2019 The text of the sanctions provision has not been made public. Sanctions on companies involved in the Nord Stream 2 pipeline have been added to the draft 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Jim Risch told Defense News on the sidelines of the Halifax International Security Forum. The inclusion of the sanctions

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Denmark Approves Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

Gazprom’s new pipeline overcomes final hurdle with green light from Denmark. Denmark has granted permission for Gazprom’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline to be built through Danish waters. After months of delays, the Danish Energy Agency today announced it is finally giving its approval for the natural gas pipeline project that will transport Russian gas directly to Germany. Denmark was the

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U.S. Congressman calls for sanctions against companies involved in Nord Stream II construction

16:41, 29 October 2019 The Republican Andrew Barr offers that the individuals involved in these actions face the entry ban in the U.S. US Congressman Andrew Barr (Republicans, Kentucky) introduced a bill, which offers new sanctions against the companies involved in the construction of the Nord Stream II pipeline. This is mentioned in the message of the congressman’s website. The official described

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Denmark supports Ukraine’s position toward Nord Stream 2

Besides, Foreign Minister of Denmark Jeppe Kofod expressed support of the European integration course of Ukraine Foreign Minister of Denmark Jeppe Kofod expressed support of Kyiv position toward Nord Stream 2 and European integration during the meeting with Ukrainian colleague Vadym Prystaiko as Ukraine’s ministry reported. “The exchange of opinions took place on the construction of Nord Stream 2 gas

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Senator Cruz says U.S. has ability to halt Nord Stream 2 – media

The pipeline – which will double Germany’s imports of Russian gas – was more than 70 percent complete as of the beginning of August. U.S. Senator Ted Cruz has said that the United States still has the ability to halt construction of a planned pipeline to send Russian natural gas to Germany, even as the project nears completion. Russia has

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Nord Stream II launch could be postponed for eight months due to Denmark’s position

The delay will result in considerable expenditures The launch of Nord Stream II gas pipeline may be delayed. This is due to Denmark’s stance on this issue, Reuters reported.  The outlet mentioned that the delay will most likely result in solid extra expenditures. “The project’s operator turned to the Danish government, indicating the price of the third route, which is

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