U.S. warns Russia it may sanction new gas pipeline to GermanyStaff Writer | September 14, 2018
The U.S. warned Russia that it may follow through on sanction threats over the construction of a major natural gas pipeline to Germany.
Trade war Nord Stream 2 would double Russia’s current capacity
Perry urged Russia to be a “responsible supplier” and to stop using its resources for “influence and disruption,” adding that the U.S. opposes the gas link because it would concentrate two-thirds of Russian exports of the fuel to the European Union in a single choke point. Novak said that Russia was concerned if the U.S. sanctions a “competitive” gas pipeline.
Nord Stream 2 would double Russia’s current capacity to deliver natural gas directly to Germany under the Baltic Sea and circumvent Ukraine. The project would be a major supply route to the EU and has been a sore point between the U.S. and its allies. ■