The EU agreed on new rules on gas with a loophole to the “Nord stream — 2”
Moscow. 13 Feb. INTERFAX.RU — the representatives of the governments of the European Union and the European Parliament approved the revision of the law on the gas market, while reducing barriers for the Nord Stream project 2 (“Nord stream — 2”), reports Bloomberg.
The agreement reached on Tuesday evening in Strasbourg, saved offer, which was the result of a compromise between Germany and France and provides relief for the Russian gas pipeline.
The bill is based on EU rules that do not allow gas suppliers to control the transport and involve third parties access to pipelines.
The Agency notes that the plan of France and Germany refuses the regulators of Denmark the right to the final word on Nord Stream 2 and gives the appropriate authority first and foremost to German authorities, which can request an exception from the requirements of the EU about the opening of the market, if it will not harm competition or supply.
To date, the project operator Nord Stream 2 received national permits in all other jurisdictions, through which passes the gas pipeline from Russia to Germany, except for Denmark.