Us senators have prepared a plan to boost penalties against the pipeline " Nord stream - 2 ", informs Bloomberg referring to the draft document.
according to the Agency, before limits expected to apply to all activities related to piping and insurance. Now penalties will also apply to insurance companies that provide this service running on the pipeline to tankers.
in addition, under the punishment will fall ports, which will be involved in the construction of ships, the Agency reports. Limits are also provided for organizations that provide "service or funds for technological upgrading or installing welding equipment" on the vessels.
the text of the bill indicates that whoever participates in the project in any capacity, "without delay, will face serious American punishment," said Senator Ted Cruz.
at the end of last year USA took the defense budget. It includes limits against organizations involved in the implementation of the " Nord stream - 2 ". Swiss Allseas engaged in the laying of the pipeline, in practice, immediately announced that it would temporarily stop working.
the head of the Ministry of energy of Russia Alexander Novak in the early winter of 2019, said that the application of the pipelayer "Akademik Chersky" is one of the options for completion of the " Nord stream - 2 ", but it will take some time for additional preparation of the vessel.
"Nord stream - 2" involves the construction at the bottom of the Baltic sea 2 pipelines off the coast of Russia to Germany.
A number of countries, such as Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland and the United States opposed implementation of the project. Kiev does not want to lose the income from the transit of gas from Russia, and Washington is keen to push its own LNG on the European market. The Baltic States and Poland, for their part, believe the pipeline " politically motivated ".
While Moscow and Berlin and Vienna repeatedly pointed out that "Nord stream - 2" is the only commercial project aimed at strengthening the energy security of European countries. In support of the construction was also made by Norway.