On Wednesday, October 20, the Ukrainian GTS Operator applied to the German energy regulator (Bundesnetzagentur) to participate in the Nord Stream-2 AG certification procedure, the press service reports.
PGNiG, the Polish state-owned energy company, and its German subsidiary PGNiG Supply & Trading GmbH have applied to participate in the certification process and have already been admitted to the procedure by the German Federal Grid Agency. In Ukraine, NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine applied to join the process on 15 October.
“We continue to strongly oppose this geopolitically dangerous project that threatens Ukraine's national security, destroys the European energy architecture and tries to circumvent EU rules. Certification of Nord Stream-2 AG will violate the rights and commercial interests of the Ukrainian GTS Operator, which is the basis for our application to the German regulator. Nord Stream 2 is not aimed at diversifying gas transportation routes and threatens the security of gas supplies to Europe. We consider it our duty to inform our strategic partners about these concerns,” Serhii Makohon, General Director of the Ukrainian GTS Operator said.
On September 8, 2021, Nord Stream-2 AG (Gazprom owns 100% of the property), the project company and future operator of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, submitted a full application for certification as an independent transmission system operator (ITO) the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to the German Federal Grid Agency.