The State Department has notified in a report to Congress that it will not impose sanctions on the company overseeing the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia to Germany.
“European countries are most interested in the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, and the project is still planned to be completed in 2021,” Russian Energy Minister Nikolai Shulginov said.
Minister-president of Saxony: “we would like to commission the completed Nord Stream 2 as soon as possible”
“Germany needs reliable gas supplies from Russia in the future and supports the commissioning of Nord Stream 2 as soon as possible,” said Michael Kretschmer, minister-president of Saxony.
On April 27 the Akademic Chersky pipe-laying vessel began laying the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in the territorial waters of Denmark.
We must remember: this is not a question of business or just relations between the EU and Russia. It is a question of war, said the Ukrainian president in an interview with the French Le Figaro.
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 EUGAL pipeline in Germany, the onshore extension of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, can now move up to 55 billion cubic metres of natural gas per year.
Chairman of Russia’s Gazprom Supervisory Board Viktor Zubkov stated with confidence that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline would be completed this year.
Germany and Austria are not the only ones lobbying for the Russian gas pipeline. The Dutch government has also been supportive of the Russians.