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

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 6 May 2020 09: 36 New
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    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 6 May 2020 09: 40 New
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      This entire article is about elderberry and Kiev uncle.
      1. Nasrat 6 May 2020 09: 48 New
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        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. 6 May 2020 09: 57 New
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          The fact that "moved" and "fuss" is normal, this is business. But the fact that our overpaid tops are not ready for this "fuss" (hi to "Academician Chersky" and the contract with the beggars), it somehow annoys ...
          1. Tatyana 6 May 2020 10: 45 New
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            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 6 May 2020 10: 05 New
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          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 6 May 2020 10: 13 New
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            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 6 May 2020 10: 15 New
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              For a long time I have not met those who are confident in Gazprom.
              1. Malyuta 6 May 2020 10: 21 New
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                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 6 May 2020 10: 56 New
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                  Maybe. But while quiet.
                2. Pereira 6 May 2020 12: 42 New
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                  The Miller sect has woken up and is indignant.
      2. knn54 6 May 2020 10: 17 New
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        This article is another confirmation that the role of shale gas plays a significant role for the future of the Yankees.
    2. Nasrat 6 May 2020 09: 41 New
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      Another benzo / gas station country? The hegemon himself wants to sell his "folk" wealth ...
    3. KCA
      KCA 6 May 2020 10: 05 New
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      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 6 May 2020 10: 16 New
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        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 6 May 2020 10: 33 New
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      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 6 May 2020 17: 53 New
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        It will be completed unequivocally. And even no one will blather. They will whimper, say no.
    5. major147 6 May 2020 12: 09 New
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      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 6 May 2020 12: 20 New
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      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 6 May 2020 12: 30 New
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      "Europe" is de facto occupied. And who has not lost sovereignty? Friends of the US dollar need to constantly look back.
  2. Pvi1206 6 May 2020 09: 39 New
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    The USA declared war on Russia ... but they are afraid of its consequences for themselves ... therefore they hid for their economic sanctions ...
  3. cniza 6 May 2020 09: 49 New
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    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 6 May 2020 11: 53 New
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      Quote: cniza
      Would you walk in the forest.

      hi Victor.
      Weakly put it, Herr Bismarck said more firmly:
      1. cniza 6 May 2020 11: 57 New
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        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 7 May 2020 09: 44 New
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        So the German wrote. Since now, God's chosen nation has been acting against Russia.
  4. Junior Private 6 May 2020 10: 14 New
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    And what a beautiful word they came up with - "non-volatility." It turns out at an exorbitant price to buy gas from another supplier, called independence. The affairs of democracy are wonderful.
  5. rotmistr60 6 May 2020 10: 20 New
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    Well, "thank you" Forbes for opening his eyes to unreasonable Russians who cannot understand why the United States imposes sanctions. In our country, anyone who knows how to read knows this, only they interpret it depending on how they themselves relate to Russia.
  6. regdan 6 May 2020 10: 24 New
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    What will follow answer follow? Then they wiped his feet about him insolently
  7. nobody111body 6 May 2020 11: 18 New
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    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 7 May 2020 09: 51 New
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      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 6 May 2020 11: 28 New
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    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 6 May 2020 12: 29 New
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      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 6 May 2020 12: 46 New
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        And reduces the cost of supply to Germany, in comparison with the traditional.
        1. Avior 6 May 2020 14: 34 New
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          But Germany does not apply, delivery is at the seller’s expense.
          1. Zaurbek 6 May 2020 14: 42 New
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            This applies to Gazprom and its costs for the supply of gas to the point of sale.
            1. Avior 6 May 2020 16: 14 New
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              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 6 May 2020 17: 16 New
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                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 6 May 2020 17: 19 New
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                  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 6 May 2020 17: 39 New
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                    Maybe so. But the trend-rejection of coal and nuclear power plants, too, has not been canceled
  9. Karaul73 6 May 2020 12: 28 New
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    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 6 May 2020 12: 33 New
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    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 6 May 2020 17: 56 New
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      Do not worry, everything has been processed for a long time. A lot of it is simple.
      1. arhitroll 7 May 2020 09: 57 New
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        and oil resumes - everything is clear, such a work does not understand ...
        1. Interlocutor 7 May 2020 14: 56 New
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          smile Tried to squeeze a sponge at a time? There is the same garbage. Just do not pick up.
          1. arhitroll 7 May 2020 16: 36 New
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            Advise yourself to drown with grass ...
            1. Interlocutor 7 May 2020 21: 58 New
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              Actually, we talked about oil
              1. arhitroll 9 May 2020 05: 17 New
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                I do not need your advice.
                1. Interlocutor 9 May 2020 17: 41 New
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                  Of course not needed. You just need a speaker.
  11. prior 6 May 2020 12: 39 New
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    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 6 May 2020 12: 39 New
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    Everything is fine-Chersky is already at anchor in Kaliningrad and the construction of SP-2 will resume.
  13. radiootdel4 6 May 2020 12: 39 New
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    It is necessary to answer in a mirror way, for example: “Europe is much better off relying on energy from Russia than to fuel Trump and the USA, depend on the USA and undergo economic blackmail.”
    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 6 May 2020 13: 25 New
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    Who would have thought, but ... fellow
    What is the "news" about? More precisely - in what ???
  15. Oleg Zorin 6 May 2020 19: 32 New
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    Captain Evidence style article
  16. Fantazer911 6 May 2020 20: 16 New
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    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