Denmark refuses to construct Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline

Source : 112 Ukraine

Russian Gazprom faced with another refusal to construct the gas pipeline way
18:55, 27 March 2019

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Danish authorities refused to construct the gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 within its waters.  Ukrainian state energy company Naftogaz CEO Andriy Kobolyev reported this on Facebook.

“Gazprom faced with another refusal to construct the gas pipeline way Nord Stream 2 in Denmark. Of course, it has not killed the project yet,” Kobolyev said.

Related: Trump's administration opposes implementation of Nord Stream II, - U.S. Secretary of Energy

Earlier, Polish President Andrzej Duda urged the German government to give up on Nord Stream 2 construction. He insisted that the new pipeline would breach the current energy balance, posing danger to the energy safety of some countries in Central and Eastern Europe. 

Russian president Putin claimed that the Russian Federation was ready to save the gas transit through Ukraine after the launch of the Nord Stream 2.

Gazprom and its partners intended to begin the realization of the Nord Stream 2 project, which costs ten billion dollars. It is expected that the 1,200-km gas pipeline will be laid through the Baltic Sea, and will connect Russia and Germany bypassing Ukraine, Poland, and Baltic countries. The capacity of the gas pipeline will be twice increased compared to that of the first Nord Stream. The construction is estimated to be completed by the end of 2019.

Related: U.S. to impose sanctions against EU companies tied with Nord Stream 2 financing

Ukraine is adamantly opposed to the construction by calling it politically motivated and suggesting the EU to create a consortium with the involvement of European companies to manage the existing more efficient transportation route through Ukraine. A number of EU countries have expressed their disagreement with the Nord Stream 2 project in particular Poland and Lithuania.

Related: European involvement with Nord Stream 2 is a deal with the devil




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