Nord Stream 2 pipeline construction postponed

Source : 112 Ukraine

The process was supposed to resume on January 15, but the operator company referred to checks of the equpiment, which should take several days
12:26, 15 January 2021

Nord Stream 2

Nord Stream 2 company has postponed the resumption of construction of the gas pipeline, which was supposed to take place on January 15. Handelsblatt reported that, citing the operator's representative.

The operator company claimed that checks of the equpiment are taking place. "It should take several days, so we cannot point out at a certain date of resumption of the works", the message said.

Related: Germany approves creation of special foundation to complete Nord Stream 2 bypassing U.S. sanctions

As is known, the U.S. prepares a new set of sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, as Reuters reported.

It is noted that the U.S. State Department has already warned the European companies that help in the construction of the pipeline about possible sanctions.

Soon, the U.S. State Department should publish a report about companies involved in the Nord Stream 2 construction. The report might include the companies that deal with the insurance, helping to lay the undersea pipeline, or verify the project’s construction equipment.

Related: U.S. prepares new sanctions against Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline

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