“Gazprom” Comments on News of the Supply of Gas to Europe Via “North Stream 2” Starting in October

The head of the Russian “Gazprom” company, Alexei Miller, commented on the news circulating in the media about the start of the supply of raw materials through the “North Stream 2” pipeline, starting from October 1.

“No,” Miller said in response to reporters about the veracity of the information, without giving further details.

And the agency “Bloomberg” wrote, earlier, quoting its sources, that “Gazprom” wants to start operating the fuel through the pipeline at the beginning of next month.

Miller had announced, at the beginning of this month, that the company could supply gas through the “North Stream 2” to the European market during this heating season.
On the 10th of this month, the Russian “Gazprom” company confirmed the completion of the construction of the “North Stream 2” gas pipeline in full.

 

“At a morning operational meeting at PJSC Gazprom, Chairman of the Management Committee Alexey Miller said that this morning at 8.45 Moscow time the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline was fully completed.” The company said in a statement.

He stated that the “North Stream 2” project includes the construction of a gas pipeline with a capacity of 55 billion cubic meters per year from the Russian coast across the Baltic Sea to Germany. This project is being implemented by Nord Stream 2 AG with the sole shareholder – the Russian “Gazprom”. The European partners, “Royal Dutch Shell“, “OMV“, “Enge“, “Uniper” and “Wintershell“, finance this project in total by 50 percent, or about 950 million euros each.

The United States is strongly opposed to the project, as it promotes American liquefied natural gas in the European Union. Washington imposed sanctions on the “North Stream 2” project last December, and demanded that the participating companies immediately stop laying the pipeline. In this context, the Swiss company “Allseas” almost immediately announced the suspension of work. Currently, the United States is discussing the issue of expanding sanctions against the project.

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The head of the Russian "Gazprom" company, Alexei Miller, commented on the news circulating in the media about the start of the supply of raw materials through the "North Stream 2" pipeline, starting from October 1.

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