Gas: Putin proposes opening Nord Stream 2 to ensure energy for the European Union
launch a program Nord Stream 2 It is one way to increase the supply of Russian gas to Europe, although half of its capacity is already allocated to domestic consumption. This is what Russian President Vladimir has said, according to TASS put it in During his visit to Iran to meet Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and assess some of the most pressing issues in the region, including the conflict in Syria and the UN-backed proposal to restart Ukraine. Grain exports to alleviate the global food crisis.
As for Russian gas, Putin said about ways to solve the energy crisis in Europe: “We have another road ready: it’s Nord Stream 2. It can be inaugurated.” However, he noted that this path is currently “problematic”. About a month and a half – two months ago, in a conversation with the consultant [tedesco] [Olaf Scholz] We discussed this topic, you raised this topic, and you mentioned it Gazprom “He assigned capabilities, created these capabilities and he has to do something about it, they cannot remain in the air forever,” Putin said.
According to him, the German chancellor replied that there are more important issues. “Therefore, I had to warn that in this case we will use half the volume intended for Nord Stream for consumption and domestic use. The Russian leader stressed that Gazprom (…) has already done this, so even if we launch Nord Stream 2 tomorrow, it will not be 55 billion cubic meters per year, and exactly half of it. ”
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