Russia offered the EU income from Nord Stream 2 – Kobolyev

Head of NJSC Naftogaz of Ukrainy Andriy Kobolyev said that Russia in a bilateral format wanted to agree on the completion of the construction of Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, during gas talks in Brussels.

“This issue was raised in a bilateral format, where the Ukrainian side was not present, but, as the EC sources told me, among Gazprom’s arguments there was one interesting thesis: “ Our project (Nord Stream 2) is not only purely commercial, but also quite pro-European, because it has European partner companies.  We are ready to share the income from gas transmission with you”, he wrote in his Facebook.

Recall that the next tripartite negotiations took place yesterday.  Head of the European Commission Šefčovič said he was disappointed with the result.

Russia is building Nord Stream 2 to transport gas to Europe, bypassing Ukraine.  The construction was supposed to be completed before the end of 2019, but due to the position of Denmark, the deadlines are being delayed.

Denmark is the only country that has still not given license for the construction of Nord Stream 2 in its economic zone.  But at the same time, the country gave license for the construction of an offshore section of Baltic Pipe gas pipeline – a gas pipeline that should connect the fields on the Norwegian shelf in the North Sea with Poland through Denmark.  The planned capacity of the pipeline is 10 billion cubic meters of gas per year.


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