Member of the Bundestag: decision on Nord Stream 2 is not final

Posted 23 February, 2022

The decision to suspend the certification of Nord Stream 2 against the backdrop of Russia's recognition of the independence of the DPR and LPR is not final, said Klaus Ernst, head of the German Bundestag committee on climate and energy. RBC writes about this.

"It has not been finally stopped. This indicates the suspension of certification, and without certification, the gas pipeline cannot be launched," the politician explained. At the same time, he stressed that the launch of the gas pipeline would have a positive impact on more than a dozen countries.

Ernst noted that in recent years, and even during the Cold War, Russia and Germany maintained a partnership in the energy sector. If the government calls the partnership into question, it is fraught with the "loss of the stabilizing element between our countries."

“I consider this hypocrisy (the position of the government on certification - ed.) because recently the United States has increased oil imports from Russia. I have not heard that they are somehow limited,” Ernst said.

In his opinion, the decision on the Russian gas pipeline will cause a rise in gas prices in Germany, and since Germany needs more gas today, it will have to buy either American LNG at high prices or Russian gas that enters the country through other gas pipelines.

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