The European Commission’s decision has removed one of the barriers on the way to the implementation of the Hungarian-Russian project.
European Commission announced its decision setting out the rules for increased utilisation by the Russian gas company Gazprom of the OPAL pipeline.
Sweden, Finland and Denmark have seen a revival of the debate on the Nord Stream 2 project in recent months.
Russia and Belarus had been unable to reach an agreement concerning co-operation in the oil sector. On 10 October a compromise was reached.
The visit of the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, to Turkey on 10 October signals a return to the instrumental partnership.
The Ukrainian parliament adopted a law on the appointment of a new National Commission for the Regulation of the Energy Sector and Communal Services.
The lobbying by CEOs of energy companies is intended to step up the scale of involvement of local politicians in supporting Nord Stream 2.
Gazprom Export held a gas auction for European customers for the third time in the past twelve months.
Natural gas, after crude oil, is the most important energy carrier in the German economy.
Gazprom’s announcement of the deal with Eustream fits in with the Russian diplomatic and propaganda offensive linked to the Nord Stream 2 project.