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the Russian company “Gazprom” expects to launch a new gas pipeline “Nord stream – 2” in the end of 2020. It is reported RIA Novosti with reference to the presentation prepared for the project investors.

the Capacity of the pipeline will be 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year. It is conducted off the coast of Russia to Germany through the Baltic sea. The pipeline extends partially in the territorial waters of several European States.

Partners of “Gazprom” made the British-Dutch company Royal Dutch Snell, Austrian OMV, French and German Engie Uniper and Wintershall. The total cost for the project is 9.5 billion euros, with the Russian company took on 50 percent of the funding.

the Project is actively criticized in the United States, pointed out the economic risks of the project for their own interests. In particular, in early February, it was reported that Congress could consider an additional package of sanctions against the “Nord stream – 2”. In addition, the pipeline acts against the Ukraine and several other European countries.

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