With the looming Ukrainian crisis, NATO is thinking about building a gas pipeline link between Spain and Germany in order to reduce Central Europe’s reliance on Russian gas.
The construction of the GIPL international gas pipeline connecting Lithuania and Poland that has started in January 2020 was completed.
“Poland’s contract with Gazprom to buy gas expires at the end of 2022. Supplies from the Norwegian shelf will be launched 3 months earlier”.
Russian State-owned giant gas supplier Gazprom reported that the gas supply to China through the Power of Siberia Pipeline would remain above the contract levels as the company planned further deliveries increase in 2022.
Prof. Claudia Kemfert from the DIW said that it is becoming less and less likely that the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will be put into service at all.
As of December 17, the gas-in procedure for the second string of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline has started.
Foreign companies partnering on Nord Stream 2 spent more than $14.2 million since 2017 for lobbying in USA.
The biggest supporters of the Russian gas pipeline are already losing faith in its rapid start-up.
House Foreign Affairs Committee released the statement regarding the temporary pause of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline certification.
BNetzA formally accepted Naftogaz’s application to be included in the certification process of Nord Stream 2 pipeline.