Pipe Down on Nord Stream 2

Nordstrim Start of the second branch of the gas pipeline the Nord Stream (Nord Stream Nordstrim) between Russia and Germany passing on a bottom of the Baltic Sea. PUBLICATIONxINxGERxSUIxAUTxHUNxONLY 320009
Starting the second branch of the gas pipeline the Nord Stream.
  • Why it matters

    Why it matters

    It isn’t smart to choose one side only in the battle for market share between pipeline gas, liquefied gas or from fracking.

  • Facts


    • The Nord Stream 2 expansion would double gas volumes pumped from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea.
    • Supporters say it is needed to make up for declining European gas production and the possible disruption of supplies through Ukraine.
    • Most Eastern European nations and the United States argue the proposed pipeline could ultimately limit supply routes and E.U. energy security.
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There are some who argue that expanding the Nord Stream Baltic pipeline from Russia to Germany would threaten Europe’s energy security and the cohesion of the European Union.

Norbert Röttgen, the former environment minister and a member of the conservative Christian Democrats, says Nord Stream 2 “runs counter to the goals of European security policy.” And none other than easternmost member states like Poland worry it would harm E.U. solidarity.

Couldn’t we just turn down all the rhetoric a notch?

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