Klaus Ernst, head of the Bundestag Energy and Economy Committee, said Ukraine should not participate in the licensing of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline. Carpathian News Quoted from the Ukrainian press.
The German politician stated that Poland’s participation in the permitting process was also not desirable. The Poles receive money for gas transit, which is also paid by German consumers. Klaus Ernst said the gas pipeline should be up and running as soon as possible, as it could help bring down gas prices in Germany.
At the end of October, the operator of the Ukrainian gas transportation system announced its intention to participate in the licensing work of the German gas supply system. However, according to Klaus Ernst, the Ukrainians have no say in this. The Ukrainian application will have to be decided by the end of the week.
Earlier, the index also reported that North Stream was completed in early October 2 will already be able to transport gas via the Baltic Sea to Germany, but due to licensing delays, it may be necessary to wait until spring for transfer.
German authorities have until January to make a decision. In the case of a positive assessment, the European Commission will also have to grant an operating authorization, which could take another two months.
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