Gazprom Slaps Lawsuit against Germany over Nord Stream 2

Gazprom has said it will take Germany to court over a decision not to exempt the Russian company’s controversial gas pipeline from EU regulations governing energy markets, The Telegraph reported.

The pipeline, Nord Stream 2, is an $11bn (£8.9bn) subsea link that aims to double the delivery of Russian natural gas to Europe’s biggest economy.

However, the project has been buffeted by setbacks, including the introduction of US sanctions last December by President Donald Trump.

Now, the Swiss subsidiary of Gazprom that is behind the project has criticized the decision by Germany’s energy watchdog not to waive the regulations as “discriminatory” and opposed to the “constitutional guarantees of the Basic Law”.

Scroll to Top