The project “Northern stream-2” involves the construction of two pipelines from the coast of Russia to Germany.
MOSCOW, 29 Jan. Poland believes the project “Nord stream -2” political project, inefficient from an economic point of view, stated the Minister of foreign Affairs of Poland Witold Waszczykowski, speaking in the Sejm a report on the tasks of Polish foreign policy in 2016.
“We raise a critical voice about this project, inefficient from an economic point of view the idea that will increase the EU’s dependence on supplies from one direction,” — said the Minister. According to him, the project is “political”.
Earlier, the head of Austrian oil and gas company OMV Rainer Seele said that “Nord stream-2” will be primarily a European project, which will collaborate Austria, Germany, France and the Netherlands. Chairman of the Board Wintershall Mario Mehren has described as absurd the discussion around the gas transport project, as attempts to divide Russian gas on the “bad” and “good”, which goes through Ukraine. He noted that the gas supply routes dictated by economic expediency and not intended for fiscal consolidation in third countries.
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”
Nord stream runs under the Baltic sea from Russian Vyborg to German Greifswald. It consists of two threads with a length of 1224 kilometers long with throughput capacity of 27.5 billion cubic meters of gas each year and is the longest underwater route of gas export in the world. The first phase of the pipeline was launched on 8 November 2011, the second in October 2012.