OMV: demand for gas from Russia confirms the importance of the “Nord stream-2”

OMV: demand for gas from Russia confirms the importance of the “Nord stream-2”


The head of “Gazprom” Alexey Miller and CEO of OMV AG Rainer Seele said during the meeting that the growth of demand for Russian gas in Europe confirms the importance of the construction of the gas pipeline “Nord stream-2”.

MOSCOW, 13 Jan. The growth of demand for Russian gas in Europe confirms the importance of the construction of the gas pipeline “Nord stream-2”, the report said “Gazprom” following the meeting with the leadership of the Austrian OMV oil and gas Corporation.

The head of “Gazprom” Alexei Miller during a working meeting with Chairman of the Board OMV AG Seele discussed the issues of cooperation, in particular the construction of the gas pipeline “Nord stream-2”.

“The sides discussed issues of cooperation. In particular, they talked about the project “Nord stream-2″. It was noted that the growth of demand for Russian gas in Europe confirms the importance of the construction of this pipeline”, — is spoken in the message.

OMV is the main partner of Gazprom in Austria.

Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Hungary, Romania and Slovakia had previously sent to Brussels a letter criticizing the construction of the “Nord stream-2”. According to these countries, the project can strengthen Europe’s dependence on gas from Russia, to weaken the energy security of Central Europe and the EU, lead to further destabilization of the situation in Ukraine.

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 the Russian Federation through the Baltic sea to Germany. Gazprom will own 50%, BASF, E. ON, Engie, OMV, Shell — 10% in the project. The new pipeline is planned to be built close to the “Nord stream-1”.