Germany does not consider the use of the “Nord Stream-2” pipeline
International Business News – German Minister of Economics and Climate Protection Robert Habeck said that in order to overcome the energy crisis, the option of opening the “Nord Stream-2” natural gas pipeline is not within the scope of consideration.
“Nord Stream-2 is sanctioned by the United States. This is not a feasible solution,” Habeck said in response to a related question during the Munich conference.
Earlier on July 6, Klaus Ernst, chairman of the climate protection and energy committee of the German Bundestag, urged the government to continue dialogue with Russia on energy issues, which can be temporarily activated if there is no other way to ensure energy security.” Nord Stream-2″ natural gas pipeline.
At the end of June, Germany’s “Der Spiegel” magazine quoted sources as saying that the German side is studying the nationalization of the part of the “Nord Stream-2” natural gas pipeline located in Germany. The German economy ministry declined to confirm nor deny the news. The ministry’s representative pointed out on July 4 that the “Nord Stream-2” natural gas pipeline has not been certified and cannot be operated.
The “Nord Stream-2” project aims to build two natural gas pipelines from the Russian coast via the Baltic Sea to Germany, with an annual gas transmission capacity of 55 billion cubic meters. The current operator is Nord Stream 2 AG, of which Gazprom is the sole shareholder. Germany suspends certification of the Nord Stream-2 project after Russia began special military operations against Ukraine, which is needed to start the pipeline. The German foreign minister said the project had effectively been frozen.