Thursday, August 22, 2019

Nord Stream 2 pipeline project under pressure from different actors

The controversial Gazprom-dominated pipeline project Nord Stream 2 faces hardship on the final sprint before completion.

Denmark has denied the route through its territorial waters and also rejects a permission of an alternative route through the exclusive economic zone.

The swiss subsidiary of  Nord Stream 2 has also filed a lawsuit against provisions of EU directive 2009/73/EC concerning common rules for the internal market in natural gas because it regards some previsions as discriminatory, for instance the incompatibility of the status of pipeline-operator and gas supplier.
 The outcome of the lawsuit is yet to be known.

Lastly the US Senate committee on foreign relations has drafted a bill, the Protect European Energy Security Act, that would allow sanctions  against swiss and italian companies providing ships for the underwater construction works of the pipeline.

Those developments make the completion of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline questionable.,view=conversionToLogin.bild.html 

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