Russia: Germany suspend certification "Nord Stream
For the German energy regulator – the German Federal Network Agency announced the suspension of 16 "Nord Stream 2" gas operators regarding the accreditation process, 17 responded that the Russian side does not believe the matter involves political factors.
Russian presidential press secretary Peskov 17, said, "North Stream-2" natural gas operator qualification program is a "complex process" Russia does not think the decision behind German regulators to suspend certification involves political factors.
Russian companies are ready to meet all legal requirements for the project to start as soon as possible. Peskov also said that "Nord Stream-2" project is very important for Russia and European consumers, both parties should remain patient. We need to be patient, we are convinced that "North Stream-2" project is very important for Europe, is very important to us and European consumers, the next thing depends on the regulator’s decision, we can not interfere. "Nord Stream 2" gas pipeline from Russia to Germany via the Baltic seabed, can bypass Ukraine to transport Russian gas to Germany and other European countries.
But only if the operator is to obtain the approval of the German Federal Network Agency. It is reported that, even though the "Nord Stream 2" gas operators to qualify for certification, the European Commission should be reviewed, the review time or up to 4 months.