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In the United States said that the Russian side will not be able on their own to complete the construction of the pipeline “Nord stream – 2”. This opinion was expressed by U.S. Secretary of energy Dan Bruyette.
He was asked whether he thinks that Russia will be able to circumvent sanctions and to complete the construction of the pipeline. “They can not” – said the head of the American Agency Bloomberg. According to him, Russia does not have the appropriate technology. “If they develop it, we’ll see what we can do,” added Bruyette.
At this point the head of the press service of “Gazprom” Sergei Kupriyanov said RBC: “never say Never”. A day earlier, Ryan green, head of the Austrian oil company OMV, which funds the “Nord stream – 2” expressed confidence that Russia will be able to complete the construction for pipe laying “does not require super technologies”.
At the end of December came into force the us sanctions against the gas pipeline “Nord stream – 2” and “Turkish stream”. Because of this, the Swiss company Allseas has stopped the laying of pipes along the Baltic sea.
Russia has said that such measures on the part of Washington have features of unfair competition. In addition, sanctions from the US are a problem for the whole world, are confident in Russia.
Later it became known that the United States may extend sanctions against the “Nord stream – 2”. New restrictions planned to introduce in the case of installation of the remaining kilometers of the pipeline.
According to the presentation prepared for investors, Gazprom expects to launch the gas pipeline “Nord stream – 2” in the end of 2020.
the Share of Russian gas in Europe increased, Similar confirmed Russia’s readiness to finish the construction “Nord stream – 2”