Novak: Russia is waiting for the decisions of regulators via the “Nord stream-2”

Novak: Russia is waiting for the decisions of regulators via the “Nord stream-2”


Now the construction of the “Nord stream-2” are in the competence of the German regulator, said the Minister of energy Alexander Novak.

MOSCOW, 29 Oct. Russia and Germany are in constant contact on issues of construction of the “Nord stream-2”, the Russian side is waiting for decisions from the European Commission (EC) and the German regulator, told reporters energy Minister Alexander Novak.

“The issues (construction — ed.) “Northern stream” were affected. … It is now in the competence of the German regulator. We are constantly, as a whole, these issues are discussed, we expect from our colleagues on certain decisions by the EC and by the German regulator,” said Novak following the meeting with the Minister of economy and energy of Germany Sigmar Gabriel.

The project “Northern stream-2” involves the construction of two pipelines with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year from the coast of Russia through the Baltic sea to the German coast. The shareholders ‘ agreement the joint project company New European Pipeline AG, which will build the pipeline was signed on 4 September.

The shareholders entered “Gazprom” (with a share of 51%), E. On (10%), Shell (10%), OMV (10%), BASF/Wintershall (10%) and Engie (9%).