In February, EU officials agreed to amend the Gas Directive adding new rules for gas pipelines to and from third countries. The long-debated measure is aimed at the Russian-supported Nord Stream 2 pipeline.
The sanctions imposed on Russia by the Unites States, Canada, Norway and other Western countries, following the occupation of Crimea, did not in principle prevent the maintenance and expansion of economic relations between Russia and the individual EU member states.
Serbia might be close to solving its gas demands. Greek government offered its Serbian counterpart cooperation in building and ownership of future liquid natural gas terminal (LNG) in the Greek port of Alexandroupoli.
Baltic Leaders met to resolve key questions about energy policy integration and how to best link their power grid through Poland to the EU. They also try and co-ordinate a response to the ever-encroaching reality of Nord Stream 2.
Poland’s government has announced plans to revive the project to build a gas link to Norway, reportedly making a final investment decision on the planned construction of a gas connection to the Norwegian shelf in 2018, a Polish government official said.
The decision to cancel a shareholder agreement of Nord Stream 2 AG, the operator of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, was taken unanimously at the board of directors meeting on November 9th, Gazprom said in its press release.