"Nord Stream 2" News

Timeline: Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline's Difficult Birth

Dec 15, 2020

Russia has resumed construction of the politically-charged Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Germany, laying pipes after a one-year hiatus prompted by U.S. sanctions, the pipeline operator said on Friday.An alleged nerve agent attack on Kremlin…

Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Construction Works Resume Despite U.S. sanctions

Dec 14, 2020

Russia has resumed construction of the politically-charged Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Germany, laying pipes after a one-year hiatus prompted by U.S. sanctions, the pipeline operator said on Friday.The pipeline, which Washington says compromises European energy security…

Second Russian Pipe-layer Moves to Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline Site

Dec 11, 2020

A Russian pipe-laying vessel, Fortuna, has arrived at the construction site of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea, Refinitiv Eikon data showed on Friday, with work on the project set to resume.There are also several procurement vessels near the site…

Russian Pipe-laying Vessel Stops near Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Site

Dec 07, 2020

Russian pipe-laying vessel Akademik Cherskiy stopped on Saturday near the construction site of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea, Refinitiv Eikon data showed on Saturday.The consortium led by Gazprom building the 1,230 kilometers…

Russia's Nord Stream 2 Set to Resume Pipe-laying Work

Nov 30, 2020

Russia's Nord Stream 2 said on Saturday it planned to resume pipe-laying work on a 2.6 kilometer (1.62 mile) stretch of the stalled Moscow-backed gas pipeline to Europe in Germany's Exclusive Economic Zone.The 1,230 km pipeline under the Baltic Sea…

DNV GL Suspends Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Work for Fear of U.S. Sanctions

Nov 26, 2020

Norway's risk management and quality assurance firm DNV GL has suspended work on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project led by Russia's Gazprom for fear of being sanctioned by the United States, it said on Thursday.Nord Stream 2 runs alongside…

Sanctions on Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Included in Annual U.S. Defense Bill

Nov 12, 2020

Sanctions that could hinder one of Moscow's most important projects in Europe, the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline, have been included in the annual U.S. defense policy bill, two congressional aides said on Wednesday.The sanctions in the…

Nord Stream 2 Pipelaying Vessel Nears Project Hub

Oct 26, 2020

Russian pipe-laying vessel Akademik Cherskiy, expected to be used to finish the Moscow-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, is heading towards the German project hub of Mukran, Refinitiv Eikon data showed on Monday.According to the ship tracking data…

Rystad: Demand for Offshore Trunklines to Drop 26%. Middle East to Drive Recovery

Sep 29, 2020

Norwegian energy intelligence company Rystad expects that the market demand for large-diameter offshore pipelines, known as trunklines, will see an annual drop of 26% this year.According to Rystad, the length of total installations this year is forecasted to reach 2…

World's Top Ship Insurers Won't Cover Ships Linked to Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

Sep 23, 2020

The world's largest group of shipping insurers will not insure vessels involved in the Russian-led Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream gas pipeline projects because of the threat of U.S. sanctions.Associations belonging to the International Group of P&I Clubs…

Germany's Eastern States Back Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Completion

Sep 21, 2020

The premiers of Germany's eastern states have passed a resolution in support of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia to Germany, daily Bild reported on Friday.The pipeline has been questioned by the German government following the poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny…

Gazprom Vessel Sets Sail for Nord Stream 2 Base in Germany

Sep 17, 2020

A vessel of Russian gas giant Gazprom has departed for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline's supply base in Germany, data showed on Wednesday, in a sign that Moscow is still determined to push on with the politically-charged project.Nord Stream 2…

Nord Stream 2 Should Not be Used to Punish Russia, Says German State Leader

Sep 14, 2020

The Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia to Germany should not be used to punish Moscow over the poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, the leader of the German state where the pipeline is due to come ashore said on Friday.The Kremlin has…

Merkel Doesn't Rule Out Sanctions on Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

Sep 08, 2020

Chancellor Angela Merkel does not rule out imposing sanctions on a pipeline set to bring Russian gas to Germany in response to the suspected poisoning of a Kremlin critic with a Soviet-style nerve agent, her chief spokesman said on Monday.Merkel…

Merkel Under Pressure to End Support for Nord Stream 2 after Kremlin Critic Poisoned

Sep 04, 2020

Pressure mounted on German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday to reconsider the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which will take gas from Russia to Germany, after she said Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny had been poisoned with a Soviet-style nerve agent…

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