Posts tagged as Nord Stream 2

Estonia’s Paet: By supporting Nord Stream 2, Germany ignores energy independence principle

Monday, February 11, 2019

Member of the European Parliament Urmas Paet, former longtime foreign minister of Estonia, criticized the German government for supporting the construction of Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline and opined that such action ignores the shared objectives of the European Energy Union aimed at decreasing dependence on external energy traders. “The development of Nord Stream 2 continues at full throttle, despite the fact that several European states have expressed their severe…

Germany critical of possible U.S. sanctions against Nord Stream 2

Friday, January 11, 2019

American restrictive measures targeting the Russian gas Nord Stream 2 pipeline would be the wrong option to address a dispute over energy supply, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has noted. Canadian-British news agency Reuters reports thaton Thursday, January 10, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas criticised U.S. willingness to introduce sanctions over the $11 billion, Russian-led gas pipeline that is to be built in the Baltic Sea, which, according to the…

Nord Stream 2 has laid 250 kilometres of pipeline

Friday, November 23, 2018

The Nord Stream 2 Project is progressing as planned. At the beginning of November, the offshore installation barge “Castoro 10” (C10) completed its work on a 30 km long section of the pipeline (two lines for a total of 60 km of pipes laid) in the coastal waters in the Bay of Greifswald near the German landfall, informed Nord Stream 2 AG. Around 30 other vessels are still operating in…

Ukraine may seek compensation from Russia over Nord Stream 2

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Ukraine may decide to seek compensation from Russia over a new gas link to Germany bypassing that country, according to a report. Ukraine has vocally opposed the construction of the controversial new Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline and is considering taking Russia to an arbitration court to demand billions in compensation if it loses its transit revenues, Poland’s niezalezna.pl website has reported, citing German daily Tagesspiegel. The German newspaper has quoted…

Installation of Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline starts in Gulf of Finland

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Solitaire, the pipelay vessel of Swiss company Allseas, started installing the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in the Gulf of Finland on Wednesday. Solitaire has a length of 300 meters and a width of 41 meters and the vessel will lay the pipeline around the clock seven days a week, the company said. Altogether 420 employees can live aboard the vessel. The 12-meter-long and 24-ton pipes of the gas pipeline…

Nord Stream 2 project can become collision point in transatlantic relations – Rinkevics

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The planned Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline can become a collision point in transatlantic relations, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics (Unity) believes. While participating in a roundtable of an energy security conference organized by the Munich Security Conference and the ONS (Offshore Northern Seas Foundation) in Stavanger, Norway, Rinkevics expressed concern about the Nord Stream 2 project, which threatens to increase dependence on one dominant supplier and delivery route, which…

Danish Prime Minister offers to assess risks of Nord Stream 2 for Ukraine

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Lokke Rasmussen, the Prime Minister of Denmark has offered to assess the risks of the Nord Stream 2 for Ukraine at the joint press conference with Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman as Governmental Portal reported. “Lokke Rasmussen offered to bring the discussion of the project at the European level to seriously and prudently analyze all risks and Ukraine’s role as the transit State of the gas,” the message said. Also,…