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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…

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…

Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Suspension Could be Short-lived

Nov 22, 2021

The suspension of the approval process for the Russian Nord Stream 2 pipeline by a German regulator could be short-lived as Europe is hungry for more gas, an analyst said on Monday after meeting officials of Russian state gas giant Gazprom.Last week…

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…

Report: Germany's Nord Stream 2 Move May Delay Start-up to March

Nov 17, 2021

A German regulator's decision to suspend licensing of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline could delay commissioning of the infrastructure to March 2022, government sources told Reuters.'I expect that the start of Nord Stream 2 could be delayed until March 2022…

Germany Suspends Nord Stream 2 Certification, Sets Demands

Nov 16, 2021

Germany's energy regulator said on Tuesday it had suspended the certification process for the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to pump Russian gas and said the Swiss-based consortium needed to form a company under German law to secure an operating licence…

U.S. Republicans in Push to Sanction Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline

Nov 09, 2021

A group of U.S. Senate Republicans said on Monday they had introduced legislation that would impose mandatory sanctions on Nord Stream 2, a Russian-backed natural gas pipeline that opponents believe would be harmful to U.S. allies in Europe…

Uniper CFO: Nord Stream 2 Completion Not Cure-all for Gas Market Woes

Nov 08, 2021

The completion of the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to bring more Russian gas into Germany under the Baltic Sea would go some way to relieving the tight gas market this winter, but there were other factors at play, the chief finance officer of utility Uniper said…

Gazprom Declines to Book More Gas Transit to Europe. Nord Stream 2 Awaiting Approval

Nov 02, 2021

Russia's Gazprom declined to book extra capacity to ship more gas to Europe at auctions on Tuesday, a step that would have helped ease prices in a market haunted by worries about Moscow's intentions.The Kremlin said Russia remains committed…

Nord Stream 2 is Not a Threat to Gas Supply to EU - German ministry

Oct 27, 2021

Allowing Nord Stream 2 to pump Russian gas to Germany will not threaten supplies to the European Union, the German Economy Ministry said on Tuesday, clearing a major hurdle for the disputed pipeline.While the pipeline is ready to start operations…

Polish PGNiG Says Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Would Increase Risks for EU Gas Supplies

Oct 21, 2021

The Nord Stream 2 pipeline will increase threats to the security of gas supplies to the European Union, Polish gas giant PGNiG said in a submission as part of the certification procedure for the pipeline's operator.Poland, which has taken steps to reduce its reliance on Russian gas supplies…

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…

First Line of Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Filled with Technical Gas

Oct 18, 2021

The operator of the Russia-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline on the bed of the Baltic Sea said the first of the project's two lines has been filled with so-called technical gas, while still awaiting clearance to start sales to Europe.The pipeline…

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