US State Department confirms intention to counteract Nord Stream 2

Source : 112 Ukraine

Washington will apply the law against Nord Stream 2 and reconsider sanctions against it from time to time
10:51, 5 October 2021

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Despite the promises of the Nord Stream 2 Company on the beginning of the process of the Nord Stream 2 with gas supply, the US State Department has confirmed the intention to counteract this project. Interfax-Ukraine reported that citing US State Department Spokesperson Ned Price.

“We have no particular reaction to the statement that you refer to. Our policy as we made it clear…is that we continue to stand against this pipeline,” Price noted.

Related: US House of Representatives approve sanctions against Nord Stream 2

He reminded that Washington considers this gas pipeline as the geopolitical project of the Russian Federation.

Price added that the US will apply the law against Nord Stream 2 and reconsider sanctions against it from time to time.

As it was reported earlier, the construction of the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline was completely finished as of the morning of September 10.

Related: Poland to participate in Nord Stream 2 certification

Meanwhile, at the opening of the gas market on October 1, the gas price in Europe reached 100 euros per megawatt/h, or 1,197 U.S. dollars per 1,000 cubic meters.

A group of over 40 MEPs is demanding that the European Commission urgently investigate Gazprom's manipulation and blackmail.

On October 4, the procedure has started with the gas pack of the first string of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

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The works on the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline started in 2018. The cost of the project is over dozens of billions of euros. The construction of the pipeline was partially financed by Gazprom and by five European companies OMV, Wintershall Dea, Engie, Uniper, and Shell.

Nord Stream 2 is the second gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea, which is due to supply gas to European countries. According to the plan, the gas pipeline should pass through the economic zones and territorial waters of five countries: Denmark (147 km), Germany (85 km), Russia (118 km ), Finland (374 km) and Sweden (510 km).


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