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How Dependent is Germany on Russian Gas?

Mar 08, 2022

Russia has warned it may shut off its main Nord Stream gas pipeline to Germany after Berlin halted approval of a second line across the Baltic Sea in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.  The comment, from Russian deputy prime minister Alexander Novak…

Germany to Speed Renewables Push Due to Ukraine Crisis

Feb 28, 2022

Germany aims to speed up wind and solar energy projects, a document seen by Reuters showed on Monday, as the war in Ukraine underscores the need to reduce reliance on Russian gas.Cutting back on Russian gas has been tricky for Europe's largest…

U.S. Sanctions Nord Stream 2 AG and its CEO

Feb 24, 2022

The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on the company in charge of building Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, expanding penalties on Moscow after it recognized two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine.The sanctions, which target the Nord Stream 2 AG company and its CEO…

Germany's Chancellor Scholz Halts Nord Stream 2 as Ukraine Crisis Deepens

Feb 22, 2022

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz halted the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project designed to bring more Russian gas to Germany on Tuesday after Russia formally recognized two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine.Europe's most divisive energy project…

Biden: Nord Stream 2 Will Be Halted if Russia Invades Ukraine

Feb 08, 2022

U.S. President Joe Biden said on Monday that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline would be halted if Russia invades Ukraine and stressed unity with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz as the West rallies to avert a war in Europe.At a White House press conference with the new German leader…

State Dept: Nord Stream 2 Will Not Move Forward if Russia Invades Ukraine

Jan 27, 2022

U.S. State Department spokesperson Ned Price said on Wednesday the Nord Stream 2 pipeline between Russia and Germany will not move forward if Russia invades Ukraine.'I want to be very clear: if Russia invades Ukraine one way or another, Nord Stream 2 will not move forward…

Nord Stream 2 Registers German Subsidiary, Certification Still Suspended

Jan 27, 2022

The operator of the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline has registered a subsidiary for the German part of the pipeline to meet German regulatory requirements, it said on Wednesday, though certification for the project still remains suspended by Berlin…

In Ukraine Crisis, Germany Faces Tough Decisions Over Nord Stream 2 Pipeline

Jan 21, 2022

Germany could find itself in a no-win situation if Russia invades Ukraine, pitting Berlin's main gas supplier against its most important security allies.Chancellor Olaf Scholz would face pressure from the United States and other Western allies…

Kremlin: Idle Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Bad for Consumers, Economy

Jan 19, 2022

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday that the fact no gas was being shipped through the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to Germany, which is awaiting regulatory clearance, was bad for gas consumers and economic development during the COVID-19 pandemic…

Russia Urges Germany and EU Not to Delay Nord Stream 2

Jan 18, 2022

Russia on Monday urged Germany and the European Union not to drag its feet over certification of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which has become a focal point in political disputes between Moscow and the West.The pipeline to Germany would double…

Sanctions on Nord Stream 2 Could Harm Relations with Germany, U.S. Senators Say

Jan 11, 2022

Several Democratic U.S. senators said late on Monday, after meeting with Biden administration officials, that they believe sanctions on Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline backed by Republican Senator Ted Cruz could harm relations with Germany.Under…

Germany: SPD Official Defends Pro-Nord Stream 2 Policy

Jan 10, 2022

The Nord Stream 2 pipeline to bring Russian gas to Germany should not be mixed up with political and human rights disputes with Moscow, a senior official from the Social Democratic Party (SPD) that leads Germany's coalition government told Reuters…

Nord Stream 2 Starts Filling Second Pipe with Gas

Dec 20, 2021

Nord Stream 2 AG said on Friday it had started filling its second pipe with natural gas, stepping up preparations to launch a project that has sparked global political tensions and is yet to get the green light from Germany.'Like the first string (pipe)…

Gas Price Windfall Makes Gazprom Patient Over Nord Stream 2 Delay

Dec 03, 2021

Windfall revenues from high European gas prices mean Russia's Gazprom will not start pumping gas through the Nord Stream 2 pipeline before certification and it will not press Germany to speed up the process, two sources said.Pumping gas without the German approval would only incur a modest fine…

Germany Working with U.S. on Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Deal

Nov 29, 2021

Germany said on Sunday it was continuing to work closely with the United States on implementing a deal on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which runs under the Baltic Sea and carries gas from Russia to Germany.Germany's foreign ministry said it continued to coordinate closely with the U…

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