Europe fears gas shortages in winter: bankruptcy of SP-2 gas pipeline operator suspended until next year
Russia's new Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline could still be put into operation. The bankruptcy procedure of the Swiss company Nord Stream 2 AG, which is the operator of the highway, has been postponed again.
Recall that after the start of our SVO in Ukraine and the introduction by the West of economic restrictions against Russia, the German authorities suspended the certification of SP-2. After that, the operator Nord Stream 2 AG was forced to lay off all employees.
At the same time, at the request of the company, a Swiss court suspended the bankruptcy of the operator until September 10. Now it became known that the deadlines have been shifted to the beginning of 2023.
This situation indicates that the EU is in no hurry to "put an end to" a promising project that could immediately solve the problem of fuel shortages in Europe.
By the way, it was precisely this option that Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed to German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. However, the latter refused the offer, calling the launch of the SP-2 under the current conditions "unacceptable."
However, ordinary citizens of Germany, who will not be able to warm their homes in winter above 19 degrees Celsius, fundamentally disagree with their authorities. In many German cities, people are already going to rallies and demonstrations, demanding that the government launch a new gas pipeline and thereby solve the issue of the ongoing rise in gas prices.