Gazprom wants to withdraw its gas pipelines from the EU gas directive

Gazprom wants to withdraw its gas pipelines from the EU gas directive

The Russian company Gazprom wants to remove the Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines from the scope of the new European gas directive. The corresponding applications were submitted to the German Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) by Gazprom subsidiaries - Nord Stream AG and Nord Stream 2 AG, Vedomosti writes.


Gazprom subsidiaries want to bring the Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines they manage out of the scope of the updated Gas Directive. Nord Stream AG handed over the necessary package of documents on December 23, Nord Stream 2 AG on January 10, follows from BNetzA materials. The Nord Stream application will be reviewed by May 23, with consultations with EU member states. According to the Nord Stream-2 application, the terms of consideration are not yet called.

The gas directive was adopted by the European Parliament on April 4, 2019. Although it did not mention Russian gas pipelines in direct text, it did not hide the fact that the main objective of this directive is to limit Gazprom to the possibility of using Nord Stream-2. According to it, new and existing offshore gas pipelines from countries outside the EU (including Nord Stream 2) must comply with the rules that now apply to domestic pipelines, that is, it is impossible for the same gas to be transported a company that produces and sells it.

Germany, for which Nord Stream-2 is being built, has adopted a directive with restrictions stating that the directive will not apply to the first Nord Stream, but will affect Nord Stream-2. The bill also indicates the conditions for exclusion from the new regulation, which can be used by Gazprom. However, European experts are confident that Gazprom will not be able to withdraw from the Nord Stream-2 directive, as Article 49a of the directive clearly states that “EU member states, when connecting to gas pipelines from third countries, may make exceptions for gas pipeline operators if they were commissioned before May 23, 2019,” and “SP-2” is not only not introduced into operation, but not yet completed.

Recall that the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline was suspended at 93% readiness due to US sanctions. In December last year, it was stated that the gas pipeline would be completed and put into operation during 2020.
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  1. Vasyan1971 17 January 2020 10: 08 New
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    ... the main objective of this directive is to limit Gazprom to the possibility of using Nord Stream-2.

    Therefore, the prospects are foggy ...
    1. maxim947 17 January 2020 10: 18 New
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      Here it’s clear to the hedgehog that this will not be easy. But you have to try.
      1. Vasyan1971 17 January 2020 10: 26 New
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        Quote: maxim947
        But you have to try.

        It's hard to argue with that. Just to do everything right ...
        1. Machito 17 January 2020 10: 51 New
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          Germany needs Russian gas to compete with China and the USA.
        2. Thrall 17 January 2020 11: 00 New
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          construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline suspended at 93% readiness due to US sanctions

          Counter-sanctions to the United States on rocket engines and passenger seats on the ISS
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          2. Omskgasmyas 19 January 2020 06: 50 New
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            And titanium products for Boeing. Oh yes, this will prevent Russian business from making a profit. So the iPhone thought. We’ll see what the new prime minister says about the sanctions.
    2. Starover_Z 17 January 2020 11: 34 New
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      it is impossible for the same company to produce gas to be transporting and selling it.

      Gosha !!! First, we will buy gas from you, we need it. Then - well, where is your gas, pull the gas pipelines, we can help you. And in the end - your task is to pump it into the pipe, then it’s not your business, rejoice that we agreed to take your gas, so it turns out ?!
      In the end, again the question rests on the legal part of the contract and again Russia is losing hundreds of millions of profits ... Who is to blame and what to do ?! How much will this last?
      1. Omskgasmyas 19 January 2020 06: 51 New
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        This is called the “buyer's dictatorship” in the gas market. The EU has been striving for this for 20 years. T have achieved their goal.
    3. Maz
      Maz 17 January 2020 13: 19 New
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      "Gazprom" wants to withdraw its gas pipelines from the scope of the EU gas directive ..... DO I NEED TO FIRST OR WHAT?
  2. rocket757 17 January 2020 10: 12 New
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    And what, the experts gave out a whole list of measures / moves that will allow using the BUILDED gas pipeline in full. There will be no such obstacles, milestones, laws that can be passed, circumvented, overcome, in one way or another!
    There will be some costs, losses, delays, but, as they say, the game is worth the candle!
    1. Vasyan1971 17 January 2020 10: 32 New
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      Quote: rocket757
      And what, the experts gave out a whole list of measures / moves that will allow using the BUILDED gas pipeline in full.

      An intelligent person will always find a way out of this situation, and a wise person will never get into this situation.
      ©
      Quote: rocket757
      but, as they say, the game is worth the candle!

      Yes. The main thing is that there should be a “horseback head move” © and not be afraid to use it.
    2. knn54 17 January 2020 10: 35 New
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      In mid-December, the Bundestag passed the bill. into national legislation extenuating amendments to the Directive. If Poland or someone else does not appeal, then there are no questions
    3. rocket757 17 January 2020 10: 37 New
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      Correction -
      Quote: rocket757
      There will be no such obstacles, boundaries, laws that NOT ALLOWED pass by
    4. Lelek 17 January 2020 12: 55 New
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      Quote: rocket757
      There are no such obstacles, boundaries, laws that can be bypassed, circumvented, overcome, in one way or another!

      hi Victor.
      Well, firstly, the initiative to remove restrictions on pumping came not from Russia, but from Germany with a guarantee from Russia that the SP-2 would be completed. And these are the sorrows of the USA and their mongrel - Warsaw and Kiev in the first place (the Balts are not even considered in this process).
      1. rocket757 17 January 2020 13: 05 New
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        Lev soldier
        We have to wait until the construction is completed, and then see how all interested parties will circumvent all the restrictive bans that have been imposed in the EU. about the transit of gas to the geyropu. Still to come.
        1. Lelek 17 January 2020 13: 22 New
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          Quote: rocket757
          We have to wait until the construction is completed, and then see ...

          I agree. And especially to reconsider your attitude to the so-called "partners" in production, which at the most crucial moment can betray and hello.
          1. rocket757 17 January 2020 14: 06 New
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            Partners, fellow travelers ... to keep their ITERES in the first place, and the rest, the accompanying, we will look and evaluate as it should.
  3. Maalkavianin 17 January 2020 10: 27 New
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    As soon as the cock pecked - immediately combed. And before all these multi-way moves could not have been invented for any different? Nonsense. After all this saga with SP-2, there is a firm conviction that in Gazprom they are not ruled by harsh, cunning, and scorched by everyone and everything managers, but some Vaska from the village who saw gas only at home when they cooked borsch.
    1. Kronos 17 January 2020 12: 53 New
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      Why only in Gazprom then? In any industry in Russia, so
      1. Maalkavianin 17 January 2020 13: 02 New
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        So Yes. Gazprom is simply a very significant indicator. And the article is about him. And if they live in such a company by the proverb “Until the thunder strikes, a man does not cross himself”, then what about the others.
      2. Sergey1987 17 January 2020 16: 26 New
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        Quote: Kronos
        Why only in Gazprom then? In any industry in Russia, so

        Well, of course. All around are not effective managers in all sectors. Here is just an indicator of the activity of any corporation - this is net profit, and for some reason, net profit everywhere is not just there, but high.
    2. Vasyan1971 17 January 2020 12: 57 New
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      Quote: Malkavianin
      After all this epic with the SP-2, strong confidence is created ...

      Here it is more likely that there is a place to play on both sides, because the kids, money, houses and other yachts are not here, but THERE ...
      1. Maalkavianin 17 January 2020 13: 08 New
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        Maybe so. Although, as for me, this is unlikely. Most likely a simple gouging.
        1. Vasyan1971 17 January 2020 14: 04 New
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          Maybe so. Although, as for me, one does not interfere with the other ...
  4. rotmistr60 17 January 2020 10: 31 New
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    In the Soviet period, we found a way out of the difficult situation (the Druzhba oil pipeline, and the 80s gas pipelines) I think that something can work out today too. And the new gas directive was naturally accepted in spite of the SP-2 under construction, so the struggle will be difficult and with a difficult to predict result.
    1. rocket757 17 January 2020 10: 42 New
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      Quote: rotmistr60
      And the new gas directive was naturally accepted in spite of the SP-2 under construction, so the struggle will be difficult and with a difficult to predict result.

      Everything that has already been heaped up by the gayrope singing of minke whales can be overcome! But the whales will not calm down and will wind up, all sorts of different things, more and more!
      Let's see how it goes.
  5. Avior 17 January 2020 10: 36 New
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    I think it's not so simple.
    The directive, as I understand it, extends to land extensions of the Nord Stream,
    1. NKT
      NKT 17 January 2020 14: 17 New
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      The fact is that the third energy package applies to transit pipelines only within the EU, i.e. and offshore pipelines, but only within 12 miles.
      This directive, extending its effect to all pipelines outside the EU, which have connections to EU pipelines, it closes many loopholes for us.
  6. Muvka 17 January 2020 10: 36 New
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    during 2020.

    Horror. The education of journalists at the bottom. Sad
    1. g1washntwn 17 January 2020 10: 53 New
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      Let you be comforted by the fact that about 10% of the world's population is confident that our planet is 2020 years old ... and some are generally sure that it is flat. laughing
  7. Operator 17 January 2020 10: 38 New
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    EU directives are just recommendations for EU member states for which national legislation remains a priority. For example, Hungary, other East European countries, Scandinavia and Finland spat in the face of the EU and refused to comply with its directives on quotas for the placement of refugees from Africa and the Middle East.

    So in terms of SP-2, it all depends on Germany itself.
  8. Snail N9 17 January 2020 10: 49 New
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    "Want is not harmful". But nothing will come of Gazprom, Poland and the Baltic tigers are vigilantly on guard that Gazprom, in no way, can circumvent all these energy packages. They say so: "We will not allow it!" And something tells me that it will be so. Merkel’s last visit showed that now Germany’s help is not worth relying on, as Merkel said. Germany will fulfill its contractual obligations and there’ll be no such lobbying for Gazprom’s interests in the EU. So Gazprom was left face to face with Poland and the Baltic mongrels, who simply revel in "victory over the Russians."
    1. stalki 17 January 2020 11: 07 New
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      with Poland and the Baltic mongrels, who simply revel in "victory over the Russians."
      Yeah, "noticeable", although you yourself understand all the roads lead to Rome. It's unavoidable. So always, poke, puff, and then quietly sigh and agree.
  9. Ros 56 17 January 2020 10: 58 New
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    Are you really waking up from a long hibernation. There was no hell at the request of the West to increase the volume of pumping without any conditions. Well, the puzzles that these Gazprom stupid menagers can be taken, in addition to analysis, and then under anesthesia
  10. Victor March 47 17 January 2020 11: 01 New
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    And who is stopping Gazprom from selling the pipe to the Russian gas transportation campaign? Or should the surname of the head of the pipe and the head of gas necessarily coincide?
    1. g1washntwn 17 January 2020 13: 15 New
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      To find a company that can buy SP-2 (SP-1 is not yet in packages, but it’s a good start), you need to shuffle the privatization deck again. Renting and leasing will not work, we need exactly different owners.
    2. Brturin 17 January 2020 14: 06 New
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      Quote: Victor March 47
      And who is stopping Gazprom from selling the Russian campaign pipe

      Yes there is already a similar option
      Gazprom has created a company that can be assigned to manage the 12-mile section of Nord Stream-2, which will bring the project out of the scope of the updated EU Gas Directive. This statement was made by the German newspaper Handelsblatt, referring to its own sources in the industry. https://tass.ru/ekonomika/7088970

      Bundestag, 12 mile stretch, plus court with EU
      "In July 2019, Nord Stream AG filed a lawsuit with the Court of Justice of the EU to partially repeal the amendments to the Gas Directive, since they set unreasonably short deadlines for EU Member States to provide exemptions from the Gas Directive, which significantly reduces the likelihood of receiving such exceptions," - " Gazprom "

      we will see ....
  11. 75 Sergey 17 January 2020 11: 11 New
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    Or can Gazprom recruit new lawyers to read the contracts?
    This campaign is just feeding, so that ... ichthyander would not be sitting idle.
    1. g1washntwn 17 January 2020 12: 15 New
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      It is enough to simply add the clause in long-term contracts:
      xvii. In case of any changes in the pan-European or national legislation in force at the time of the conclusion of this Agreement and directly affecting the implementation of the clauses of this Agreement, the parties will stop fulfilling the clauses of this Agreement until amendments to the clauses of the Agreement that are affected by these changes.

      Otherwise, the West will infinitely customize its energy packages under the political situation. And so, for each of their sneezes in our direction, we just stop serving for a month or two for a good reason, since this force majeure is registered.
      1. Snail N9 17 January 2020 12: 27 New
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        From my own experience I know that Russian companies did not pay (until recently, now better, but not dramatically) due attention to the legal support of contracts — often, they did not even attach any importance whatsoever to a thorough study of all points of the contract — they looked at costs and final profit specified in contracts and all. If there were “uncomfortable clauses” in the contract, then the Russian side usually didn’t react at all to them, like that, and so it will come down, let’s figure it out along the way. For example, in the last two companies where I worked, all the contracts were not written by the Russian side, but by the "Western" one and were motivated by the fact that they say "they know better what and how." It may be different in large companies with their own staff of lawyers, but judging by the success of Russian business in the international arena, one can doubt this. The only thing where I happened to encounter a “strong” legal sector like this is with Lukoil.
        1. g1washntwn 17 January 2020 13: 11 New
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          I completely admit. The modern version of management implies that the top manager does not need to understand everything, and when he decides he cannot critically evaluate the information received as an expert. So is the assessment of subordinates. How can he evaluate the sector if there is no belmez in this business? Only by failures and achievements is it somehow unprofitable to evaluate.
          1. Cat Kuzya 17 January 2020 13: 30 New
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            And this comes from the fundamental difference between Russian business and Western. Russian business is built on a family-clan basis, involving the placement of relatives and friends of acquaintances in all managerial positions, who perceive high positions as an opportunity to receive high income combined with “sinecure” —that is, “doing nothing”. In the West, it is precisely the professional staff who have passed well-known educational institutions or worked in different places and have a positive recommendation, who are trying to take people from the street who are ambitious and want to move up the career ladder and are not connected by clan and family restrictions. . Children who are going to transfer a business must necessarily undergo appropriate training in specialized educational institutions, prove their efficiency and literacy by working in other companies (namely in others), and then a decision is made whether they can pull up a "family business" or is it better to hire a "Varangian "and leave the children to live only on rent. In Russia, if you are the son-daughter of a company owner or a government official, then you have already been born a “master” - an “effective manager”.
  12. Vladimir61 17 January 2020 11: 16 New
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    That's right, you need to lobby your interests using all the tools of possible pressure! A rolling stone gathers no moss.
  13. arhitroll 17 January 2020 11: 34 New
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    I twist and twist, I want to put on the beads for talents ...
  14. mark1 17 January 2020 11: 40 New
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    At one time, when planning a detour Nezalezhnaya there was a dilemma - to build a Nord Stream gas pipeline or a gas liquefaction plant, we chose a gas pipeline. They built it with a lot of noise, got a lot of problems. it seems you can draw conclusions and not step on the same rake ... build a plant, gentlemen! But Gazprom is not afraid of difficulties and decided to take a second turn, well, I got what I had to get.
    1. Stirbjorn 17 January 2020 12: 57 New
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      Quote: mark1
      They built it with a lot of noise, got a lot of problems. it seems you can draw conclusions and not step on the same rake ... build a plant, gentlemen! But Gazprom is not afraid of difficulties and decided to take a second turn, well, I got what I had to get.

      But the contractors drank well at the construction of the gas pipeline ... there was a sensational article about the fact that the payback of such gas pipelines goes to infinity, and it is beneficial only for companies building these gas pipelines. In the end, they simply fired this foreign analyst who wrote such sedition
  15. Strashila 17 January 2020 12: 08 New
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    The EU has shown that its laws are retroactive.
    Design and approval of documents for the construction of SP-2 was carried out on the basis of EU laws in force at that time.
    All permits were received and agreed upon, construction of the SP-2 began.
    What does the EU pass the law, "it is impossible for the same company that produces and sells it to transport gas."
    This is their series, the cake man cannot serve the cakes to the buyer himself, as he makes them and sells them.
    What to do, legislative nonsense, how to cheat on a neighbor
  16. axiles100682 17 January 2020 13: 18 New
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    In general, all these directives and restrictions are purely political aimed at reducing supposedly dependence on Russia, but they do not understand that the dependence is mutual and does not pose any threats to them, and all these directives only lead to higher gas prices and the appearance of a bunch of gasket companies and an increase in the state of parasites .Gazprom produces gas itself, builds gas pipelines itself, can transport and sell gas itself. Why is it asked to produce a bunch of molds where some will produce others, build pipelines, transport others, sell the fourth ones?
  17. orionvitt 17 January 2020 13: 24 New
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    Strange people, these Europeans. Why build something, then use it to 50%. And I myself will not eat it and I will not give it to others. I'd rather walk hungry and cold. The owner ordered. Why do you need to buy goods from an overseas uncle more expensive if the neighbor is much cheaper? So the fairy tales about the “market”, which “will resolve everything”, can be left for small children. Everything is decided by politics.
  18. g1washntwn 17 January 2020 13: 33 New
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    Quote: Cat Kuzya
    And this comes from the fundamental difference between Russian business and Western. Russian business is built on a family-clan basis

    Only the Rothschilds and others do not talk about it. OK?
  19. u-345 17 January 2020 14: 53 New
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    What excites Russian peasants most of all?
    It turns out
    the removal of the Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines from the new European gas directive
    And all of them are so smart. Everyone knows exactly how to do this. Everyone knows how to steer Gazprom, they know what mistakes they made and how to fix them.
    And what kind of "bad managers" are there who don’t know anything.
    Managers may be bad, but at the same time they earn millions of dollars and spit on the opinion of the plebs.
    The fact that black bread has risen in price in stores and cellular tariffs have broken upwards is sideways. We will discuss and "solve" the problems of global global companies.
    1. Kronos 17 January 2020 16: 37 New
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      If you are paid by millions it doesn’t mean that you are smart it means that you’re just paid so much
  20. NordUral 17 January 2020 23: 54 New
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    He wants to want something, but who will let him do it. Certainly not the West.
    The country needs changes that will make the "national treasure" truly national.