Kiev should offer Gazprom good transit conditions rather than hampering Nord Stream 2 – OMV CEO
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – June 06, 2021) Kiev should offer attractive conditions for gas transit to Europe and offer them to Russian energy giant Gazprom rather than hamper the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, Rainer Seele, the boss of Austrian oil giant OMV, said Sunday.
“Make an attractive offer, and if you offer Gazprom transit capacity on good terms, they will definitely consider it. Do you understand? You can’t win the competition without fighting,” Seele said on a broadcast. on broadcaster Rossiya 1 when asked to comment on Kiev’s attempts to interfere with the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline
Earlier this week, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak expressed hope that the pipeline would be fully built and ready for operation by the end of 2021.
In the meantime, Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that the construction of the first line of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline has been completed and that Gazprom is therefore ready to start gas deliveries.
The Russian-led project envisions laying a twin 745-mile pipeline to transport gas from Russia directly to Germany under the Baltic Sea, passing through the territorial waters of Denmark, Finland and Sweden. . The initiative is strongly opposed by the United States, Ukraine and several European countries.