The deterioration of relations between the Russian capital and London has led to a " freezing " of the project on construction of the gas pipeline " Nord stream " for energy exports to the United Kingdom, writes the print edition of the Times.
according to her, two years earlier, when the project was first proposed, English officials were willing." The firm Gazprom and its partners in the consortium in February of this year conducted a feasibility study (project), however, the European authorities refused to authorize the project, which would have increased the dependence on gas from Russia. Employees (project) began to leave the cartel as it became clear that this man has no chance to be implemented, " says TASS referring to the Times. The conflict in Ukraine, which led to the entry of sanctions the EU on Russia, " apparently, was a death sentence for the project. " " considering the current level of tensions in Russia's relations with Western countries, I do not see how this project has progressed beyond the drawing Board, " said Commissioner of the British think tank Chatham House John Locke.- Ukraine remains fragile, and it is not clear as Kiev is going to provide reliable gas supplies during the winter." This is hardly a favourable background for Gazprom to continue its expansion into the European market ", - said the expert. The cartel 51% owned by Gazprom, was going to build two additional pipeline also passes through the bottom of the Baltic sea in order to supply gas to the UK and the Netherlands. According to information Times, the project was going to connect the energy group BP." as the volume of gas production in the North sea are falling in the UK by 2020 it will be necessary to provide 70% of its needs through imports. The extension of the Nord stream could cover about 6% of energy consumption in the UK ", - concluded the print edition. The gas line " Nord stream " began in November 2011, on the second line in October 2012. Majority shareholder is Gazprom, which owns a 51% stake in the project. Leading German energy companies Wintershall Holding GmbH and E.ON Ruhrgas AG belongs to fifteen, 5%. Dutch infrastructure providers, N. V. Nederlandse Gasunie and the French speaker energy organization GDF SUEZ owns 9%.