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In Ukraine Crisis, Germany Faces Tough Decisions Over Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

Jan 21, 2022

Germany could find itself in a no-win situation if Russia invades Ukraine, pitting Berlin's main gas supplier against its most important security allies.Chancellor Olaf Scholz would face pressure from the United States and other Western allies to respond to any invasion by stopping the recently completed Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia to Germany going into operation.But doing so would risk exacerbating…

Kremlin: Idle Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Bad for Consumers, Economy

Jan 19, 2022

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday that the fact no gas was being shipped through the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to Germany, which is awaiting regulatory clearance, was bad for gas consumers and economic development during the COVID-19 pandemic…

Russia Urges Germany and EU Not to Delay Nord Stream 2

Jan 18, 2022

Russia on Monday urged Germany and the European Union not to drag its feet over certification of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which has become a focal point in political disputes between Moscow and the West.The pipeline to Germany would double…

Sanctions on Nord Stream 2 Could Harm Relations with Germany, U.S. Senators Say

Jan 11, 2022

Several Democratic U.S. senators said late on Monday, after meeting with Biden administration officials, that they believe sanctions on Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline backed by Republican Senator Ted Cruz could harm relations with Germany.Under…

Germany: SPD Official Defends Pro-Nord Stream 2 Policy

Jan 10, 2022

The Nord Stream 2 pipeline to bring Russian gas to Germany should not be mixed up with political and human rights disputes with Moscow, a senior official from the Social Democratic Party (SPD) that leads Germany's coalition government told Reuters…

RWE, Northland Power to Build 1.3GW Offshore Wind Cluster in Germany

Jan 06, 2022

Canada's Northland Power and Germany's RWE on Thursday said they'd jointly develop a cluster of offshore wind projects in the German North Sea, with a total combined capacity of 1.3 gigawatts (GW). The duo has signed a deal to form a joint venture firm that will develop…

Putin Says Nord Stream 2 Link Ready to Calm Gas Prices

Dec 29, 2021

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday the Nord Stream 2 undersea gas pipeline would help to calm a surge in European gas prices and was ready to start exports now a second stretch of the pipeline has been filled.Nord Stream 2, completed…

Nord Stream 2 Starts Filling Second Pipe with Gas

Dec 20, 2021

Nord Stream 2 AG said on Friday it had started filling its second pipe with natural gas, stepping up preparations to launch a project that has sparked global political tensions and is yet to get the green light from Germany.'Like the first string (pipe)…

U.S. Officials: Nord Stream 2 Pipeline to be Shut Down if Russia Invades Ukraine

Dec 08, 2021

U.S. officials have told members of Congress they have an understanding with Germany about shutting down the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline if Russia invades Ukraine, a senior congressional aide told Reuters on Tuesday.The White House said…

Gas Price Windfall Makes Gazprom Patient Over Nord Stream 2 Delay

Dec 03, 2021

Windfall revenues from high European gas prices mean Russia's Gazprom will not start pumping gas through the Nord Stream 2 pipeline before certification and it will not press Germany to speed up the process, two sources said.Pumping gas without the German approval would only incur a modest fine…

Ørsted Reaches FID on Two German Offshore Wind Farm Projects

Dec 01, 2021

Danish offshore wind farm developer Ørsted has taken the final investment decision (FID) on the two German offshore wind farms Gode Wind 3 (242 MW) and Borkum Riffgrund 3 (900 MW), expected to be commissioned in 2024 and 2025, respectively.Rasmus Errboe…

Germany Working with U.S. on Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Deal

Nov 29, 2021

Germany said on Sunday it was continuing to work closely with the United States on implementing a deal on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which runs under the Baltic Sea and carries gas from Russia to Germany.Germany's foreign ministry said it continued to coordinate closely with the U…

Legal Background Behind New Nord Stream 2 License Demand

Nov 19, 2021

Germany's energy regulator has temporarily halted the certification process for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, requiring the Swiss-based, Gazprom-led consortium behind the infrastructure to form a German subsidiary to secure a licence.Following…

TenneT Proposes Speeding Up Construction of German Offshore Wind Power Links

Oct 29, 2021

Power grid operator TenneT has proposed bringing forward by three years the construction of German power links that could distribute six gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind power from the North Sea, it said on Friday.The proposal, just ahead of the COP26 global climate meeting in Glasgow…

Greens Co-leader: Germany Must Resist Russian 'Blackmail' over Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

Oct 20, 2021

The co-leader of Germany's Green Party accused Russian 'blackmail' of causing high energy prices across Europe, saying Moscow is trying to leverage Germany to allow the Nord Stream 2 Baltic gas pipeline to begin operations.The remarks by Annalena Baerbock…

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