Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine has filed an application to the German energy regulator (Bundesnetzagentur) regarding participation in the Nord Stream-2 AG certification procedure on October 20 as the operator reported.
“We continue to strongly oppose this geopolitically dangerous project that threatens Ukraine's national security, destroys the European energy architecture and tries to circumvent EU rules. The certification of Nord Stream - 2 AG will violate the rights and commercial interests of the Ukrainian gas transmission system operator, which is the basis for our application to the German regulator. Nord Stream 2 is not aimed at diversifying gas transportation routes and threatens the security of gas supplies to Europe. We consider it our duty to inform our strategic partners about these concerns,” Director-General of the Gas Transmission System Operator of Ukraine, Serhiy Makogon said.
Besides, Naftogaz of Ukraine has submitted an application for participation in the certification of Nord Stream 2 operator.
The regulator noted that Nord Stream-2 AG can only be certified if all obligations determined by European legislation are met. European energy legislation requires the Nord Stream 2 operator to be completely separate and independent from Gazprom, and that third-party access rules, non-discriminatory, transparent tariffs apply to the entire pipeline from its endpoint in Lubmin, Germany, to starting point in Ust-Luga, Russia.
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.
On October 18, it became known earlier that the first string of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is filled with technical gas and is ready for operation.
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).