Date: 8 months ago   Category: Energy

Pushkov has explained a position of industrialists of Germany on "Nord Stream — 2" — Rambler News Service


The member of the Federation Council Alexey Pushkov has commented on the words of the head of Federal association of industrialists (BDI) of Germany Dieter Kempf who, despite pressure of the USA, has expressed the need of construction of the Nord Stream — 2 gas pipeline. "It isn't surprised with support "Nord Stream — 2" from industrialists of Germany. The USA begins to apply sanctions and to resort to threats of sanctions so often that this weapon will become dull soon" — Pushkov on the Twitter has written. Earlier Kempf has said in an interview of Süddeutsche Zeitung that Berlin isn't going to concede to pressure of Washington which urges to refuse realization "Nord Stream — 2", Deutsche Welle tells. He has noted that the low price of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) offered by Americans "means nothing" as still it is necessary to bring him through Atlantic. According to Dieter Kempf, the German industry "needs ''Nord Stream-2'' to strengthen reliability of energy supply. "Nord Stream — 2" — the gas pipeline from Russia to Germany through the Baltic Sea 1220 km long and 55 billion cubic meters in a year. He directly will connect the Russian resource base and the European consumers. On September 5 the Nord Stream 2 company, the operator of construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, has begun laying of pipes of the gas pipeline in an exclusive economic zone of Finland. It is expected that construction of the gas pipeline will come to the end at the end of 2019. On September 19 the U.S. President Donald Trump has said that the USA isn't going to impose sanctions against the companies which participate in construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline. Earlier U.S. authorities repeatedly declared a possibility of such sanctions.

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