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Nord Stream 2 Pipeline 99% Complete

Jul 29, 2021

The much-politicized Nord Stream 2 undersea gas pipeline from Russia to Germany is 99% complete, the pipeline operator said on Wednesday, after the pipelay vessel Akademik Cherskiy finished its initially planned workload.The $11 billion Nord Stream 2…

Wintershall Dea: Europe Needs More Gas from All Sources

Jul 27, 2021

Oil and gas producer Wintershall Dea, which has a 70% gas portfolio, on Tuesday said Europe needed multi-sourced gas to support decarbonization away from coal and to create a platform for future hydrogen production from carbon-free energy.Wintershall…

U.S. and Germany Strike Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Deal

Jul 22, 2021

The United States and Germany on Wednesday unveiled an agreement on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline under which Berlin pledged to respond to any attempt by Russia to use energy as a weapon against Ukraine and other Central and Eastern European countries…

Nord Stream 2: Russian Vessel Moves into German Waters for Pipelaying Work

Jul 19, 2021

Russian pipe-laying vessel Akademik Cherskiy will move to German waters to build a 2.6 km (1.6 miles) stretch of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, the pipeline operator said on Monday.The vessel had previously been in Danish waters.(Reporting by Oksana Kobzeva and Anton Kolodyazhnyy…

Biden, Merkel Fail to Settle Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Dispute

Jul 16, 2021

President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Angela Merkel failed on Thursday to settle their dispute over Russia's Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline but said they agreed that Moscow must not be allowed to use energy as a weapon to coerce its neighbors…

Ukraine to Remain Transit Country for Russian Gas Despite Nord Stream 2, Merkel Assures

Jul 13, 2021

Ukraine can be confident that Germany and the European Union will guarantee its status as a transit country for Russian gas even after the Nord Stream 2 pipeline has opened, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday.Merkel made the remarks…

U.S. State Secretary says Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Undermines Ukraine

Jun 25, 2021

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday described the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline as a Russian geopolitical project that undermines the security of Ukraine, adding the United States wants to ensure Russia does not use energy as a coercive tool against any European state…

Nord Stream 2 to Start Work on Filling Pipeline

Jun 11, 2021

Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas project will start preparations on Friday to fill the first of two pipelines with natural gas within a few months, the Gazprom-led project said on Thursday.Nord Stream 2, which runs on the bed of the Baltic Sea from Russia to Germany…

First Line of Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Completed, Putin Says

Jun 04, 2021

Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is set to be completed as the United States wants good ties with Europe, President Vladimir Putin said, as the ill-fated project is nearly complete and ready to start pumping gas to Germany.Russia's Gazprom…

Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Construction Nears Completion

Jun 03, 2021

The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline under the Baltic Sea is almost complete with just 100 kilometers (62 miles) left to build, TASS news agency quoted Russian deputy prime minister Alexander Novak as saying on Thursday.'We hope that construction…

LNG Demand in Asia to Slow Down Next Year

May 27, 2021

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) demand growth in Asia will slow down next year as the economic recovery stagnates and the capacity of competing fuels nuclear and coal expand in Japan and South Korea, research consultancy Wood Mackenzie said on Thursday…

Biden: Sanctions Against Nord Stream 2 Would Harm European Relations

May 26, 2021

U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday said he decided to waive sanctions against the company behind the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline because the project was nearly complete, and doing so could have harmed ties with Europe.Biden, who is preparing…

Nord Stream 2 Project: Russian Vessel Fortuna Starts Laying Pipes

May 24, 2021

Russian vessel Fortuna has started laying pipes for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in German waters, the gas project said on Sunday, citing Germany's Waterway and Shipping Authority.Nord Stream 2, which runs on the bed of the Baltic Sea from Russia to Germany…

Nord Stream 2 Warns of Security Risks to Pipeline from Warships, Low-flying Planes

Apr 02, 2021

The consortium behind the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline warned on Thursday about security risks to the project from warships and planes, as the link is nearing completion.The pipeline, aimed at bypassing Ukraine and doubling…

Merkel Ally Calls for Moratorium on Nord Stream 2 Construction

Apr 01, 2021

Germany's coordinator for transatlantic relations called on Wednesday for a moratorium on the construction of the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline from Russia to Europe, breaking ranks with many in Chancellor Angela Merkel's government.The United States is opposed to the project…

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