Miller responded to US threats «Nord stream — 2»

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The head of «Gazprom» Alexey Miller expressed confidence that the project «Northern stream — 2» is implemented, despite threats from the United States. He commented on the words of the American Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sandland, who said that Washington has «many tools» to slow down the construction of the pipeline.

«Well, you all do see — 200 miles are already built. And the rest will finish,» — said Miller told the newspaper «Kommersant».

The project «Northern stream — 2» involves the construction of a gas pipeline with a capacity of 55 billion cubic meters per year through the Baltic sea to Germany through territorial or exclusive economic zones of Russia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Germany. Of these countries has not yet issued a permit, only Denmark. Construction is already underway in German territorial waters and in the exclusive economic zone of Finland.

The length of the pipeline will be more than 1200 kilometers.

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The United States has repeatedly opposed the «Nord stream — 2», as promoted plans to supply Europe’s own LNG.

In particular, Candland argued that the project pipeline — geopolitical, it will put Europe in a vulnerable position.

«When the Europeans vulnerable, the United States is also vulnerable. We do not want in the winter off the gas because of the crisis», — he explained Washington’s position.

The Ambassador added that the United States did not want Europeans found themselves in this situation.

«If the EU does not understand this logic, the US President can use many other tools that are at our disposal, I’m not going to list them, to stop this project,» he said.

According to him, yet not all these tools are used. Sandlund stressed that, according to his estimates, more and more Europeans believe that the dependence on Russian gas would be the wrong decision.

Against the «Nord stream — 2» made by the Minister of energy of the United States Rick Perry, recently met in Kiev with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.

«The United States still opposed the «Nord stream — 2″ and any source of energy that can be used as a hostage to the unstable state actors. The United States is ready to support its allies huge reserves of energy available,» wrote Perry on Twitter after the meeting. At the same time he thanked Poroshenko for the desire for diversification of energy sources.

In addition, Perry has met with Ukrainian foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, and we agreed together with him to oppose the implementation of the «Nord stream — 2».


In addition to the United States and Ukraine, against «Northern stream — 2» are Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, which consider the construction of the pipeline is a political project.

However, in Germany hope that the project will be implemented in full. This opinion, in particular, was expressed by the Chairman of the Eastern Committee of German economy Wolfgang Buchele at a meeting of representatives of business circles of Germany with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Nord stream is important, since Germany’s going to refuse from using nuclear energy, using electricity from coal and we need additional natural gas that comes through Ukraine, to implement our climate objectives and to ensure that Europe is competitive clean fuel,» he said.

The Minister of economy and energy of Germany Peter Altmaier called «Nord stream — 2» right and necessary, though noted the importance of maintaining the transit role of Ukraine.

That Ukraine should remain a transit country for Russian gas, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Vladimir Putin, for his part, noted that «Nord stream — 2» is exclusively economic project and it does not close the possibility of transit of natural gas through Ukrainian territory. However, according to the President, the transit must meet economic requirements.

«USA all the time whispering»

The President of the Union of Industrialists of Russia Gennady Shmal believes the US is thus trying to take out Russia as competitor in the gas market.

«They incite, then Denmark, then poles, then someone else. They have always been opposed to the gas supplied to Europe, because I think that they will flood Europe for its LNG. But this is unlikely because of the different price characteristics of our gas and their. Even given the fact that they are subsidizing the production of shale gas and its transportation, it is still more expensive than gas, which we serve through the pipe. So they in any way seek to remove the competition. This applies primarily to us, because on trade we are ahead», — he told radio Sputnik.

The expert recalled that the United States opposed the «South stream» and supported the construction of a gas pipeline «Nabucco», which «died» a few years ago.

«But the last two winters has shown that the most reliable energy supplier to Europe is Russia and Gazprom in particular. There are many reasonable politicians in Europe believe that it is necessary to build «Nord stream — 2″, and I am convinced that it will be built,» concluded weed.

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