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Thu Oct 31, 2019, 01:37 PM

Nord Stream 2: Go-ahead for Russian gas pipeline angers Ukraine

this is what Putin wants he is spreading his tentacles. And the US has been neutered.



https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-50247793

snip of article:

"This is not only a matter of energy security, it is a geopolitical issue," Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky said of the Nord Stream 2 gas project.

Plans for the 1,225km (760-mile) undersea pipeline have divided Europe.

The Danish permit was the last major hurdle. The pipeline will run under the Baltic Sea from Russia to Germany.

The Russian-led Nord Stream 2 project has also infuriated the US, which fears the pipeline will tighten Russia's grip over the region's energy supply and reduce its own share of the lucrative European market for American liquefied natural gas.

US President Donald Trump has said the pipeline, owned by Russia's Gazprom, could turn Germany into a "hostage of Russia".

On Wednesday, Denmark said it had granted a permit for part of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline to be constructed near the Baltic island of Bornholm.

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Igel Oct 31 #1
roamer65 Oct 31 #2
Blue_true Oct 31 #3
roamer65 Oct 31 #4

Response to bdamomma (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 05:27 PM

1. Talk tough about sanctions and how bad Russia is.

Then sign the contract.

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Response to bdamomma (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 06:20 PM

2. Dump calling Germany a "hostage of Russia".

That projection is about 80 light years long.

Germans will just laugh at that statement.

The Europeans will build LNG terminals and have Russian pipelines, then pit one against another for better pricing.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 08:32 PM

3. Plus, Europe is really pushing renewable energy.

My guess is Merkel sees the pipeline as an intermediate step to a carbon-free energy future.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 31, 2019, 08:38 PM

4. I would agree.

Less polluting in the interim.

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