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Forbes: US imposed sanctions against SP-2 for force impact on Moscow

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Forbes: US imposed sanctions against SP-2 for force impact on Moscow

The United States imposed sanctions against the Russian Nord Stream-2 (SP-2) for forceful influence on Moscow, and not for competition in the European gas market. About it writes Forbes.


According to the author of an article published on the pages of the magazine, the United States is not able to compete on its own with Russia in the European gas market, so it was decided to introduce anti-Russian sanctions. Thus, Washington intends to prevent Russia from completing the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline running along the bottom of the Baltic Sea to Germany.

The initiator of the imposition of sanctions was the US Republican Senator Ted Cruz, who said that "Europe is much better to rely on energy from the US than to fuel Putin and Russia, depend on Russia and undergo economic blackmail."

Thus, the introduction of restrictions against Russian gas companies allows the United States to discover European gas markets, and secondly, according to the senator, under pressure, Russia should negotiate with Ukraine, extend gas transit through its territory and return Crimea and Donbass to it.

With regard to gas supplies to Europe, the United States has traditionally supplied gas to the UK, Spain and France. However, another option appeared - this is Germany, which intends to close all its coal and nuclear power plants. The United States does not intend to give the huge gas market that appeared in Europe to Russia, so by all means they will continue to interfere with the construction of the gas pipeline.

Meanwhile, Germany itself is very dissatisfied with the actions of the United States. Berlin said that anti-Russian sanctions have an "extraterritorial effect", and Germany does not intend to abandon Russian gas.
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  1. Valery Valery
    Valery Valery 6 May 2020 09: 36 New
    -8
    The United States, unfortunately, has every chance of winning this war.
    Reason: Europe has long caved in under America and has de facto lost its sovereignty.
    1. Malyuta
      Malyuta 6 May 2020 09: 40 New
      +7
      This entire article is about elderberry and Kiev uncle.
      1. Nasrat
        Nasrat 6 May 2020 09: 48 New
        +9
        Quote: Malyuta
        This entire article is about elderberry and Kiev uncle.

        The article only reminds of the problem ... I think all comrades are up to date on gas issues for Europe ... Now Poland has included its trump cards - Gazprom will pay for them ... so the fuss is just beginning and the fact that Russia is moved and decently moved is all understand ...
        Gazprom played a long game according to the established rules ... the United States changed the rules, not being able to interfere with Gazprom, according to the old rules ... It is always easier to destroy than to start, establish and make work ...
        1. Paul K.
          Paul K. 6 May 2020 09: 57 New
          +2
          То что "подвинут" и "возня" - это нормально ,это - бизнес. А вот то ,что к этой "возне" наши переоплаченные топы не готовы (привет "Академику Черскому" и контракту с попрошайками ),это как-то напрягает...
          1. Tatyana
            Tatyana 6 May 2020 10: 45 New
            +3
            US economic sanctions are US force pressure on their double-bottom rivals in their own national American interests.

            Therefore, the United States has never refused and will not give up any forceful pressure - political, financial, economic and military - on its foreign competitors and deceiving foreign consumers in foreign markets.
        2. Pereira
          Pereira 6 May 2020 10: 05 New
          +8
          And Gazprom did not have a B. plan. As always.
          This is already tiring. If it goes further, then under the weight of Gazprom tops, the back of Russia, if it does not break, will crack.
          1. Malyuta
            Malyuta 6 May 2020 10: 13 New
            +1
            Quote: Pereira
            then, under the weight of Gazprom tops, the back of Russia will crack if it doesn’t break.

            In this case, this is an unusually stiff and patiently strong back of the inhabitants, who are still confident that Gasprom is their property.
            1. Pereira
              Pereira 6 May 2020 10: 15 New
              +2
              For a long time I have not met those who are confident in Gazprom.
              1. Malyuta
                Malyuta 6 May 2020 10: 21 New
                +4
                Quote: Pereira
                For a long time I have not met those who are confident in Gazprom.

                Now right here you will meet them. laughing
                1. Pereira
                  Pereira 6 May 2020 10: 56 New
                  -1
                  Maybe. But while quiet.
                2. Pereira
                  Pereira 6 May 2020 12: 42 New
                  +1
                  The Miller sect has woken up and is indignant.
      2. knn54
        knn54 6 May 2020 10: 17 New
        +2
        This article is another confirmation that the role of shale gas plays a significant role for the future of the Yankees.
    2. Nasrat
      Nasrat 6 May 2020 09: 41 New
      +3
      Ещё одна страна-бензо/газоколонка ? Гегемон сам хочет распродавать свои "народные" богатства...
    3. KCA
      KCA 6 May 2020 10: 05 New
      0
      In Europe, only limotrophs bent sincerely, the Balkan dwarfs and Poland, Germany and France are tired of bending over, they don’t get cookies from the USA, but only lose their money
      1. Malyuta
        Malyuta 6 May 2020 10: 16 New
        -3
        Quote: KCA
        In Europe, only limotrophs bent sincerely, the Balkan dwarfs and Poland, Germany and France are tired of bending over, they don’t get cookies from the USA, but only lose their money

        I am very sorry, can you explain what the deflection is and who loses what money?
    4. Olgovich
      Olgovich 6 May 2020 10: 33 New
      +2
      Quote: Valery Valery
      The United States, unfortunately, has every chance of winning this war.

      I think that the gas pipeline will be completed, albeit late
      1. Interlocutor
        Interlocutor 6 May 2020 17: 53 New
        0
        It will be completed unequivocally. And even no one will blather. They will whimper, say no.
    5. major147
      major147 6 May 2020 12: 09 New
      0
      Quote: Valery Valery
      The United States, unfortunately, has every chance of winning this war.
      Reason: Europe has long caved in under America and has de facto lost its sovereignty.

      Well, in places .... But they try to rock the boat.
    6. To be or not to be
      To be or not to be 6 May 2020 12: 20 New
      +3
      And what Europe does not know how to count?
      Germany again supported the SP-2 project. - for her, this is pure benefit and she perfectly understands this and acts here in her national interests
    7. iouris
      iouris 6 May 2020 12: 30 New
      -2
      "Европа" де-факто оккупирована. А у кого суверенитет не потерян? Друзьям доллара США нужно постоянно оглядываться.
  2. Pvi1206
    Pvi1206 6 May 2020 09: 39 New
    +2
    The USA declared war on Russia ... but they are afraid of its consequences for themselves ... therefore they hid for their economic sanctions ...
  3. cniza
    cniza 6 May 2020 09: 49 New
    +3
    Thus, the introduction of restrictions against Russian gas companies allows the United States to discover European gas markets, and secondly, according to the senator, under pressure, Russia should negotiate with Ukraine, extend gas transit through its territory and return Crimea and Donbass to it.


    Would you walk in the forest.
    1. Lelek
      Lelek 6 May 2020 11: 53 New
      -1
      Quote: cniza
      Would you walk in the forest.

      hi Victor.
      Weakly put it, Herr Bismarck said more firmly:
      1. cniza
        cniza 6 May 2020 11: 57 New
        +5
        Ignorant what to take from them, here they are dancing on a rake and we are not allowed to live in peace. hi
      2. mark2
        mark2 7 May 2020 09: 44 New
        0
        So the German wrote. Since now, God's chosen nation has been acting against Russia.
  4. Junior Private
    Junior Private 6 May 2020 10: 14 New
    +3
    А слово то какое красивое придумали - "энергонезависимость". Оказывается втридорога покупать газики у другого поставщика, называется независимостью. Чудны дела демократии.
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 6 May 2020 10: 20 New
    +3
    Ну "спасибо" Forbes, что открыл глаза неразумным русским, которые ни как не могут понять для чего Сша вводят санкции. У нас в стране об этом знает любой кто умеет читать, вот только трактуют это в зависимости от того, как сами относятся к России.
  6. regdan
    regdan 6 May 2020 10: 24 New
    0
    What will follow answer follow? Then they wiped his feet about him insolently
  7. nobody111body
    nobody111body 6 May 2020 11: 18 New
    +1
    in order to get rid of dependence on setting what prices for oil and gas will hit their heads from a handful of American Jews, we must develop the chemical industry ourselves and process oil and gas, because oil is one and gasoline is different and gas is one and acetic acid is several times more expensive but at least semi-finished methanol
    1. mark2
      mark2 7 May 2020 09: 51 New
      0
      I really liked your economic program. And I will vote for you at the next presidential election, if you nominate yourself, I’d just like to get an answer to this question: how will Russia search for markets for acetic acid and methanol when they simply won’t buy it because the hegemon forbids it?
  8. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 6 May 2020 11: 28 New
    +3
    They contradict themselves ..... and not for competition ..... and are not able to compete.
    He simply raised the cost of SP2 .... and that’s all, and, maybe, they were postponed. In general, our country does not succeed in clean and beautiful business with services. And so and so it is necessary to have third-party costs, then the ship is a plotter, then the development for MC21 of its production of a full carbon fiber cycle. And then people with a bright face (ours) start rubles and $$$ compare and discuss the effectiveness of the project. Consider the construction of the Crimean bridge or thermal power plant in the Crimea.
    1. Avior
      Avior 6 May 2020 12: 29 New
      +1
      The presence of SP2 does not change the volume of Russian gas in Europe.
      Only the supply route - SP2 is changing instead of the route through Ukraine.
      1. Zaurbek
        Zaurbek 6 May 2020 12: 46 New
        +1
        And reduces the cost of supply to Germany, in comparison with the traditional.
        1. Avior
          Avior 6 May 2020 14: 34 New
          +2
          But Germany does not apply, delivery is at the seller’s expense.
          1. Zaurbek
            Zaurbek 6 May 2020 14: 42 New
            0
            This applies to Gazprom and its costs for the supply of gas to the point of sale.
            1. Avior
              Avior 6 May 2020 16: 14 New
              +1
              According to SP2, delivery is also not free, and how much the price difference is and whether the game is worth the candle - I do not know
              There are many factors, including pipe occupancy.
              1. Zaurbek
                Zaurbek 6 May 2020 17: 16 New
                +1
                There is a comparison:
                1. If you deliver and deliver gas to Slovakia, then the transit is the same as Ukrainian.
                2. If in Western Europe, then cheaper ....
                That's all. They sing political risks and freedoms.
                1. Avior
                  Avior 6 May 2020 17: 19 New
                  +1
                  the question is how big is this difference in price (and in favor of what?)
                  And the second.
                  There is a high risk that SP2 will work underloaded, which means that the cost of transportation will be much higher than the design one - fixed costs are the same
                  1. Zaurbek
                    Zaurbek 6 May 2020 17: 39 New
                    +1
                    Maybe so. But the trend-rejection of coal and nuclear power plants, too, has not been canceled
  9. Karaul73
    Karaul73 6 May 2020 12: 28 New
    +1
    Quote: Valery Valery
    The United States, unfortunately, has every chance of winning this war.
    Reason: Europe has long caved in under America and has de facto lost its sovereignty.

    And why do people at VO not like this when they are voiced that which objectively surrounds us? Are you used to living in pink glasses? SP2 will be very difficult to complete. The project is unprofitable! And this is the problem of those managers who did not bother to purchase the necessary equipment for laying the pipe, did not calculate all the risks. As always, they did everything at random. The result - the freezing of the project, the payment of billions to hated Ukrainians. I’m generally silent about image losses.
  10. arhitroll
    arhitroll 6 May 2020 12: 33 New
    0
    Prohibit the sale of gas and oil directly. Effective at the department of HTF - let them learn to process into the final product. Zadolbali brainless ghouls ...
    1. Interlocutor
      Interlocutor 6 May 2020 17: 56 New
      0
      Do not worry, everything has been processed for a long time. A lot of it is simple.
      1. arhitroll
        arhitroll 7 May 2020 09: 57 New
        0
        and oil resumes - everything is clear, such a work does not understand ...
        1. Interlocutor
          Interlocutor 7 May 2020 14: 56 New
          0
          smile Tried to squeeze a sponge at a time? There is the same garbage. Just do not pick up.
          1. arhitroll
            arhitroll 7 May 2020 16: 36 New
            0
            Advise yourself to drown with grass ...
            1. Interlocutor
              Interlocutor 7 May 2020 21: 58 New
              0
              Actually, we talked about oil
              1. arhitroll
                arhitroll 9 May 2020 05: 17 New
                0
                I do not need your advice.
                1. Interlocutor
                  Interlocutor 9 May 2020 17: 41 New
                  0
                  Of course not needed. You just need a speaker.
  11. prior
    prior 6 May 2020 12: 39 New
    +1
    It’s high time to launch the American crew on the ISS and not remove them from there until the Americans themselves finish building the SP-2.
  12. 23424636
    23424636 6 May 2020 12: 39 New
    0
    Everything is fine-Chersky is already at anchor in Kaliningrad and the construction of SP-2 will resume.
  13. radiootdel4
    radiootdel4 6 May 2020 12: 39 New
    0
    Нужно отвечать зеркально, например так: - "Европе гораздо лучше сделать ставку на энергоносители из России, чем подпитывать Трампа и США, зависеть от США и подвергаться экономическому шантажу".
    Those. their phrases with the replacement of Russia / Putin by the USA / Trump. When they begin to hear their phraseologisms addressed to them, they will experience cognitive dissonance ...
  14. akarfoxhound
    akarfoxhound 6 May 2020 13: 25 New
    +1
    Who would have thought, but ... fellow
    О чем "новость" то? Точнее говоря - в чем???
  15. Oleg Zorin
    Oleg Zorin 6 May 2020 19: 32 New
    0
    Статья в стиле "капитан очевидность"
  16. Fantazer911
    Fantazer911 6 May 2020 20: 16 New
    -1
    It is difficult to compete with a false agent, it is clear that Russia is losing a lot, but if I look into the distance, I would, as a couch expert, announce at the place of government about the freezing of the SP-2 project after its final withdrawal to the land part of Germany.
    What is the point of this position I explain, to enable the United States to spend its resources on the European market, let the States extract their gas, and they can’t sell from the word in general, not finely Britain, not finer, and similar Russophobes, let them slurp, cataclysms and energy drawdown and then Russia will enter the market, personal opinion hi