Saturday, 22 September, 2018

Why is Trump targeting a new pipeline to Germany?

President Donald Trump meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel during the NATO summit in Brussels Belgium on July 11 Firms invested in Russian pipeline project are at the risk of sanctions, warns US
Faye Gross | 14 July, 2018, 04:24

Germany is within the Russian sphere of influence because of its support for a Gazprom pipeline and dependency on Russian gas, the US president said.

In slamming Germany for its deal to double imports of Russian gas through Nord Stream II, Trump charged Berlin was spending billions of euros for its energy needs from Russia that it could be spending on Nato's defence.

Continuing Russia's gas transit through Ukraine is of strategic importance to the EU, Maros Sefcovic said in a statement.

In May 2016, Kerry was speaking in Washington, D.C. together with Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini, where he expressed concerns about the very same energy project Germany is undergoing.

Russian Federation is keen to press ahead with the Nord Stream 2 pipeline since it has the potential to double its gas exports under the Baltic Sea to Germany, bypassing traditional routes through Ukraine with which it has poor relations. According to Trump, after the installation of this gas pipeline, Germany will get about 70% of its energy resources from Russian Federation.

It's not clear whether Trump's goal in targeting Merkel this morning was to shame Germany into putting more money into North Atlantic Treaty Organisation or to encourage the Germans to buy more natural gas from the United States.

All 12 boys, football coach rescued from Thai cave
Two of the boys had suspected lung infections but the four boys from the first group rescued were all walking around their beds. Officials confirmed they had restarted the rescue effort for the third day at 10 a.m. local time, or 11 p.m.


"When it comes to Nord Stream, Canada has significant concerns about that project", she said.

Most Eastern European countries have expressed their concern over the pipeline project over the years, claiming it directly threatens the security of their countries as Russian Federation will able to use its vast energy resources as a way to have leverage over Western Europe. It would run 1,200 km, mostly under the Baltic Sea along the existing Nord Stream pipeline.

"But the decision (for such projects - ed.) countries are sovereign".

"We discussed it with Ukraine, [for example]".

If built, the 1,200-kilometre pipeline, which is scheduled for completion in 2019, will supply around 55 billion cubic metres of natural gas a year from Russian Federation to Germany under the Baltic Sea, circumventing Poland, the Baltic States and Ukraine.

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