"Nord Stream" News

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…

U.S. State Secretary: Completing Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Ultimately up to Builders

Mar 29, 2021

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in an interview broadcast on Sunday that it was ultimately up to those building the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline whether to complete it despite opposition from Washington.On Wednesday, Blinken said he had told his German counterpart that U…

Germany's Greens Promise to Scrap Nord Stream 2 Pipeline After Election

Mar 22, 2021

Germany's Greens have enshrined in their election programme plans to abolish the contested Nord Stream 2 pipeline to ship Russian gas to Europe's biggest economy, creating a hurdle to a potential alliance with the conservatives.Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives…

U.S. Tells Firms Building Nord Stream 2 Pipeline to 'Immediately' Stop Work or Risk Sanctions

Mar 19, 2021

The U.S. State Department is tracking efforts to complete Russia's Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline and evaluating information on entities that appear to be involved, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday.'Any entity involved in the Nord Stream 2 pipeline risks U…

Reuters: Germany Bets U.S. Will Make the Best of 'Bad deal' Nord Stream Pipeline

Mar 16, 2021

Germany is betting the U.S. administration will take a pragmatic approach to the Nord Stream 2 project to ship Russian gas to Europe and is pushing for the pipeline’s completion in defiance of U.S. opposition, officials and diplomats said.To try to block the $11 billion project…

USA: Senator Cruz Puts Hold On Biden's CIA Pick over Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

Mar 08, 2021

Republican Senator Ted Cruz put a hold late on Friday on President Joe Biden's pick to lead the Central Intelligence Agency to pressure the administration to put tough sanctions on Russia's Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline project.The Senate Intelligence Committee last week backed William Burns…

Another Vessel Joining Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Construction

Mar 05, 2021

The consortium behind the Nord Stream 2 undersea gas pipeline said on Thursday a second Russian pipe-laying vessel is undergoing sea trials ahead of joining the project, as it presses on with construction despite growing political pressure.The vessel…

Report: Baker Hughes, 17 Other Firms Quit Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Project to Avoid Sanctions

Feb 25, 2021

Baker Hughes Co and AXA Group and 16 other companies recently quit work on Russia’s Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline and will not be sanctioned, according to a document the Biden administration sent to Congress last week which was seen by Reuters…

U.S. Designates Already Sanctioned Russian Ship as Helping to Build Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

Feb 22, 2021

The Biden administration on Friday identified a Russian ship and a company it believes are helping to build the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, but the entities had already been sanctioned by the Trump administration and the project's opponents in Congress said the move would do little to halt work on it…

U.S. to Unveil Nord Stream 2 Report. Sanctions May Take Time

Feb 19, 2021

The Biden administration is expected to name as early as Friday the companies it believes are helping build Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline, five sources said, a move that could eventually prompt sanctions on the nearly-completed project.The State Department report to Congress…

U.S. Lawmakers ask Blinken for Briefing on Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

Feb 18, 2021

Several U.S. Representatives on Wednesday raised pressure on the State Department to share plans on potential sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline Russia is racing to finish to take fuel to Europe.'If completed, Nord Stream 2…

Reach Subsea, MMT in 3-year Nord Stream Pipeline Inspection Deal

Feb 18, 2021

Norwegian subsea services firm Reach Subsea has through its cooperation with its Swedish partner MMT won a three-year contract, with two one-year options with Nord Stream AG, the operator of the Nord Stream gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea.The contract is for yearly inspections…

Pipe Laying for Nord Stream 2 Restarts in Danish Waters

Feb 07, 2021

The consortium behind the Russia-led Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline has resumed laying pipes in the waters of Denmark, it said on Saturday, despite mounting pressure on the project from Washington.Construction of the link, which would double…

U.S. to Monitor Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Activity, State Dept. Says

Feb 04, 2021

The United States will monitor activity to complete or certify the Nord Stream 2 pipeline intended to transport Russian natural gas to Europe and, if such activity takes place, will make a determination on sanctions, the U.S. State Department spokesman said on Wednesday…

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