Pompeo expects the new law on sanctions would slow the construction of “Nord stream – 2”

In the State Department of the United States of America hope that the application of the law CAATSA [the law “On combating the enemies of America by sanctions”] delay the construction of the Russian gas pipeline “Nord stream – 2”. This was stated by U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo at the hearings in the Senate on July 30, which was broadcast channel CSPAN.

In his opinion, companies that are associated with the construction of the pipeline will refuse to cooperate.

“We hope that now those who can quickly complete the construction of the pipeline decide not to do it,” he explained.

Pompeo said that the decision on new sanctions was made personally by the President of the United States Donald trump.

“The President made this decision. I, on the other hand, encouraged to do so”, – concluded the Secretary of state.

In 2017 the Senate and the U.S. House of representatives adopted the law “On combating the enemies of America by sanctions” (CAATSA), among other things, deny an American President the right to lift the sanctions without congressional authorization.

Representatives of the U.S. yesterday held two video conferences with contractorsto emphasize the “far-reaching consequences further participation in the project.” The consultation was attended by 12 representatives of the government of the United States from three ministries: the Department of state, the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of energy.

“Nord stream is 2” to connect Russia with Germany under the Baltic sea. The length of the trail is more than 1,200 km, the new pipeline’s capacity will be 55 billion m3 of gas per year. The cost of the project is €9.5 billion, it is financed by the Russian “Gazprom” and five European companies: Anglo-Dutch Shell, German Wintershall and Uniper, Engie French and Austrian OMV.

It was expected that the construction of the pipeline will be completed by the end of 2019, but then starting the “Nord stream – 2” is moved to the end of 2020.

The pipeline construction was frozen after December 2019, the President of the United States Donald trump signed the defense budget for 2020, which envisages the introduction of sanctions against the gas pipeline “Turkish stream” and “Nord stream – 2”. Immediately after that, the Swiss company Allseas has suspended work on the construction of “Nord stream – 2” and withdrew from the Baltic sea and its pipe-laying ships. At the time of suspension of work remained to lay on the Baltic sea, 160 km of pipes, the publication reported Neftegaz.ru.

23 July 2020, the U.S. Congress approved a draft defense budget with the sanctions against the “Nord stream – 2”.

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