The Minister of Economics of Germany sees no reason to discourage the “Nord stream-2”
The Minister of economy and energy in Germany Peter Altmaier, presented the government’s position on the project “Nord stream-2”.
He told the newspaper Handelsblatt that “the gas pipeline has advanced considerably, the pipes laid on for miles into the sea.”
“The Federal government will not interfere in this process because there are no legal grounds”, — said the Minister. Mr. Altmaier said that “this project is not a whipping boy”.
We will remind, Washington has moved to the point of threats of German business for supporting the project of the pipeline “Nord stream-2”. The US Ambassador in Berlin Richard Grenell sent out letters to local companies, inviting them to assess project-related risks. On sanctions in the United States say more and more often, since Germany continues to consider the pipeline is a commercial project.
To run a pipe capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas “Gazprom” plans to the beginning of 2020.