The published material stated that Brussels "will always support the transit of Russian gas through the territory of Ukraine."
The statement contains comments on the project of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline:
Gas imports to the EU will remain stable until 2030, due to optimization of domestic fuel consumption. Given that the EU has created the necessary infrastructure for the supply of gas, including the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG), we consider the Nord Stream-2 project a pointless prospect.
The same material states that this does not negate the possibility of the EC to negotiate with Russia to create a legal framework for the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline. The Russian Foreign Ministry said that the attempts of the European Commission to obtain on behalf of the whole EU the right to negotiate the Nord Stream-2 are groundless.
Indeed, where does the EC get such zeal for negotiations, if the EC itself declares that the SP-2 is “hopeless”?
Earlier, international analytical agencies published a report stating that gas consumption up to the 2040 year (the year beyond which no forecasts were made) will grow, including Europe.