Joachim Pfeiffer was a critic of sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline and worked with Vladimir Putin’s party representative in Europe.
The German government’s hopes for an agreement with the US on the NS2 gas pipeline have been further undermined.
The world’s largest exporter of liquefied natural gas may help Ukraine build its own LNG terminal.
The Russian government has adopted a long-term programme to develop the LNG sector, envisioning a massive (triple, some sources say) increase in production over the next fifteen years.
The British government outlined an agreement with the fossil fuel industry to move away from extracting oil and gas from waters around the UK.
Germany and Austria are not the only ones lobbying for the Russian gas pipeline. The Dutch government has also been supportive of the Russians.
The German government hopes that the Biden administration will weaken the sanctions against Nord Stream 2 (NS2). German diplomacy is pushing to win U.S. acceptance of NS2’s completion and launch.