The project "Northern stream" does not contradict, but supports a unified energy policy of the European Union, As the " blue fuel ", coming to Germany can be delivered to Eastern Europe at competitive prices, said the head of the Association Eurogas, Gertjan Lankhorst (Gertjan Lankhorst).
"No matter how strange it may sound, the direct supply of Russian gas to Germany under the Baltic sea is not in conflict common EU energy policy, and support it. The gas that comes to Germany through Ukraine, Belarus or other countries, falls to Germany - a country With high competence, free market. Gas can be delivered at competitive prices, as well as among them, and in Eastern Europe, " he said.
"Northern stream" (Nord Stream, formerly the North European gas pipeline) - a gas pipeline between Russia and Germany laid along the bottom of the Baltic sea. The project involves Russia, Germany, the Netherlands and France. Now deliveries are conducted by two strings, open in 2011-2012. In June this year a Memorandum was signed about the construction of an additional 2 threads ( "Nord stream - 2" ). Except "Gazprom" will take part of E. On, Shell, OMV.
Opposition to the project were made by transit countries of gas from Russia and the Baltic countries. Former Prime Minister of Latvia, Aigars Kalvitis, believes that the Project " does not meet common EU energy policy ". Similar statements were made by the Polish authorities.
Eurogas is the Association, which includes 44 gas organizations from 24 countries. The Association oversees operation of the gas market of the complex and is intended to strengthen the role of the "blue fuel" in the energy security of the European Union by establishing a permanent dialogue With European industry players, global manufacturers of gas and relevant institutions such As the European Commission.