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Monday, October 24, 2016

The Commissioner: Nord stream-2″ will hit Ukraine and Poland

EU energy Commissioner Miguel arias Cañete warned that the project “Northern stream-2”, will jeopardize the supply of gas to Poland and would deprive Ukraine of the status of a transit country. In addition, the new pipeline will worsen the competitive environment in the fuel market in Central and Eastern Europe, and this contradicts the Third energy package.

“Russia will have the prevailing ability of supply to Europe, and there will be a reduction of routes from three to two. Besides it would threaten supply to Poland. The reduction of routes, of course, will not improve the security of supply”, — quotes “Interfax” the words of Cañete.

In his opinion, with the commissioning of the Nord stream-2″ Ukraine risks losing the status of a reliable transit country for fuel and will be forced to sign a new contract with Russia on gas supplies, said TASS.

“In the interests of all partners, especially the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, Ukraine should remain an important gas transport corridor. Successful implementation of the winter gas package with the constructive participation of Russia and the European Commission, helped to ensure local consumption in Ukraine and ensure the reliable transit of Russian gas to the European Union,” the official said.

We will remind, on may 4, U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry expressed concern about the gas pipeline project Nord stream-2″. He said that the pipeline will have a negative impact on Eastern Europe. In late March, Washington called the project a danger to the energy security of the European Union. Against the implementation of the project also performs a number of Eastern European countries.

It is expected that Gazprom will start construction of the pipeline “Nord stream-2” on 1 April 2018.

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