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Despite more sanction threats, Nord Stream 2 close to completion (Video)

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The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss more sanction threats from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, as the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline between Russia and Germany is set to be completed and operational by early 2021.


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Via Oil Price…

A Russian vessel capable of completing the pipelaying for the Gazprom-led Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline project left a German port on Wednesday and entered Danish waters where the last section of the controversial pipeline has yet to be completed.

According to vessel-tracking data from Refinitiv Eikon cited by Reuters, Russian ship Fortuna, sailing under a Russian flag, departed from the Mukran port in Germany on the Baltic Sea and moved into Danish territorial waters.

The move comes several days after the Danish Energy Agency allowed Nord Stream 2 AG to use pipelaying vessels with anchors for the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipelines. The Danish agency previously allowed self-positioning pipelaying vessels (DP pipe-laying vessels) in the construction permit for the Nord Stream 2 pipelines.

With an anchored Russian vessel, Gazprom could complete the construction of the pipeline in Danish waters. Because of the U.S. sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 project from December, Western vessel and technology providers pulled out of the project.

Following the announcement of the sanctions, Switzerland-based offshore pipelay and subsea construction company Allseas immediately suspended Nord Stream 2 pipelay activities.

Russian officials have claimed that Russian firms can complete the project without the help of foreign partners.

U.S. lawmakers, for their part, have been seeking more sanctions on the Nord Stream 2 project, which the United States sees as further undermining Europe’s energy security by giving Russian gas giant Gazprom another pipeline to ship its natural gas to European markets.

The U.S. sanctions on the project have divided Europe, with Germany criticizing the U.S. interference in Europe’s energy policies and projects. Germany, the endpoint of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, looks at the economic benefits of the project, while the U.S., including President Donald Trump, have been threatening sanctions on the project and even on Germany over its support for the project.

By Tsvetana Paraskova for Oilprice.com

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mijj
mijj
July 16, 2020

the Germans want the pipeline finished without Mob interference? .. i wonder what shenanigans the Mob will think up once the pipeline is in place.

Swedish Sub Hunter
Swedish Sub Hunter
Reply to  mijj
July 16, 2020

Depth charges maybe? Little green molecule mules sent to sniff European stoves for Nord Stream 2 gas. Separate the slavery molecules from the freedom molecules. All for the benefit of Europeans of course. America the Benevolent always ready to help set the savages straight .;-)

Salmaan bin Ouija
Salmaan bin Ouija
Reply to  Swedish Sub Hunter
July 17, 2020

It’ll never work. It’s not that they haven’t thought of it but they calibrated their sensors with Pompeo’s fart gas to save a few cents. They might find a herd of German cows though.

John Ellis
Reply to  mijj
July 17, 2020

Calling Western Empire builders a “mob,” this is most detrimental to our all encompassing goal, to organize the slow of thought working-class by enlightening them that the fast thinking rich can be overcome only if we:

ORGANIZE — ORGANIZE — ORGANIZE

John Ellis
July 16, 2020

ROOT CAUSE
Everyone fooled into thinking that they deserve to be rich,
everyone in love with wealth,
everyone worshiping those who have the most wealth and
everyone in submission to Empire USA as it takes us to the
heights of power and glory where no man has gone before.

penrose
penrose
July 16, 2020

If the Germans and Russians had practiced the simple art of cooperation and mutual respect 120 years ago, the World would not be in the mess it is now.

Better late than never, they say, as long as it is not too late.

Josh
Josh
Reply to  penrose
July 18, 2020

That was the plan all along but the idea of cooperation between France, Germany and Russia terrified the British and their imperial /financial interests.

Swedish Sub Hunter
Swedish Sub Hunter
July 16, 2020

You know that when the Danes approved use of Fortuna a few weeks even before their deadline that the Euros are really sick and tired of US arm-twisting. I’d assumed they’d drag it out like before and maybe even deny the request, even though requirements were loosely worded in the original agreement.

New Jersey Salsa
New Jersey Salsa
Reply to  Swedish Sub Hunter
July 17, 2020

Pompey’s threatening to seize all of Shell’s assets in America if they don’t cease and desist from challenging his edicts. I heard he also threatened to ban danishes at the White House lunch counter but had to eventually back down and just rename them ‘freedom doughboys’ when he found out they’re all made in Paterson, NJ.

Last edited 21 days ago by New Jersey Salsa
Cookies are my Energy Bar
Cookies are my Energy Bar
Reply to  New Jersey Salsa
July 17, 2020

How dare they! At least, if it was BP they could walk away from any further cleanup costs and lawsuits and stick the bill to Pompey.

The Alchemist
The Alchemist
July 22, 2020

Why doesn’t Pompino pay off the Dane’s green party to object and hold off the project another 6 months? Is it because their green party finds Pompino even more objectionable than a pipeline? Inquiring minds want to know.

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