The company 2 the Nord Stream AG (“Nord stream-2”) filed suit in the court of the European Union in Luxembourg with the request to cancel the amendments to the Gas Directive of the EU. On Friday, July 26, according to Agence France-Presse, with reference to the press service of the company.
The change in the European legislation in the field of fuel supply “was clearly made and taken in order to create an unfavorable and impede the implementation of the project conditions,” – said in a communique Nord Stream 2. CEO Matthias Warning called adopted on 15 April amendments to the Gas Directive, “the obvious discrimination of separate commercial project.”
According to these changes, all the pipelines coming into the EU from third countries, will operate under the same rules as in the territory of the member States of the EU. In particular, the extraction, transportation and sale of gas cannot be carried out by the same company. Nord Stream 2, which is building the “Nord stream-2” and intends to operate it after launch, belongs to the Russian “Gazprom”. The Commission believes that in the case of the commissioning of the Nord Stream 2 will enjoy a monopoly for the implementation of its gas. In the company consider that the amendment was adopted precisely in order to prevent the implementation of the project.
After the adoption of the amendments, Nord Stream 2 for three months led the negotiations with the European Commission trying to achieve exceptions to the rules of application of the Gas Directive. His appeal to the court, the company explains the failure of these negotiations.
The gas pipeline “Nord stream-2” 1,200 km under the Baltic sea connecting Russia with Germany. According to the company-Builder, its implementation has already left more than 5.8 billion euros. 2020 commissioning of the pipeline will reduce gas prices for Europeans by 13%, assure of the company.