The German regulator has refused to withdraw “North stream – 2” from the operation of the EU gas Directive

The Federal network Agency of Germany has refused to withdraw the gas pipeline “Nord stream-2” from under the gas Directive of the European Union. About it it is spoken in the message of the regulator.

“The Board room seven on may 15 rejected a motion by the company “Nord stream – 2″ exemption of part of the pipeline, which runs in German territorial waters, from regulation,” the statement said.

As the reason of failure the regulator has referred to the fact that the project was not implemented until may 23 – it was a condition for removing it from the restrictive rules.

According to the rules of the gas Directive, the operator of the pipeline must be reserved at least half of the power for alternative suppliers. From coming to the EU offshore pipelines Directive requires compliance with the rules on separation of activities for the supply and transportation of gas and access by third parties. the rules aboutthe operator “Nord stream – 2” should be independent from “Gazprom” company.

Thus, the “Nord stream – 2” can be downloaded only half.

Participants in the process expect 2 Nord Stream AG will appeal to the Higher regional court of Dusseldorf. Higher regional court of Dusseldorf may refer the matter to the European court noted in the publication.

“Nord stream – 2” gas pipeline that will link Russia to 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, half of it financed by the Russian “Gazprom” and five European companies: Anglo-Dutch Shell, German Wintershall and Uniper, Engie French and Austrian OMV.

The authorities of Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, Moldova, Romania, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are considered “Nord stream – 2” the threat to Europe’s energy security.

In 2018, Germany, Finland and Sweden were allowed to lay the pipeline through its territory, Denmark gave permission only in 2019.

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

At the time of suspension of work by company Allseas had put on the bottom of the Baltic sea, 160 km of pipes, the publication reported

In early may of 2020 in the Baltic sea arrived, the Russian ship “Akademik Chersky”, which is able to build the gas pipeline “Nord stream – 2”.

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