September 25, 2021

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Final welding concluded for Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline tubes - Prensa Latina

Final welding concluded for Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline tubes – Prensa Latina

The joint operation of Russian energy company Gazprom and five European partners consists of two pipelines with a capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year, moving from the Russian coast through the Baltic Sea to Germany.

The company’s letter said that the gas pipeline is scheduled to be operational by the end of the year. He pointed out that, first, part of the German coast must be linked to the extended part of the waters of Denmark.

He pointed out that the commissioning work for the second section to operate the gas pipeline will then be carried out before the end of 2021.

These works were suspended in December 2019 after the Swiss company Allseas abandoned the contract to extend the lines due to threats from the United States. As of December 2020, its construction has resumed.

With Nord Stream 2, US companies will lose a potential market for their LNG from shale fields. Ukraine also rejected the project for fear of losing profits from transporting Russian fuel through its territory.

In recent days, Washington and Berlin have signed an agreement under which the White House will stop blocking the start-up of a gas pipeline under Germany’s commitment to use its influence to persuade Moscow to extend gas transit through Ukraine, which will expire. Later in 2024.

Another point in the document indicates that the United States could impose sanctions on Russia if it uses energy as a political weapon against Kiev.

On several occasions, Russian authorities have urged enemies of Nord Stream 2 to stop politicizing the project, which they consider crucial to energy security in the European Union.

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