The Polish Antimonopoly regulator UOKiK imposed a fine Russian "Gazprom" on 213 million PLN due to non-cooperation in the " Northern stream - 2 ".
"This is the maximum sanction provided by law for failure to provide information at the request of the head of the UOKiK, which is equivalent to 50 million euros ", - is provided in the message explanation, the head of the regulator Tomasz Chrusty.
in UOKiK commented that the story is about the investigation into the payment construction of the gas pipeline without the consent of the Director of the regulator. In 2018, the UOKiK was charged for this question six companies: "Gazprom ", Energy Engie from Switzerland and the Netherlands Uniper, OMV, Shell and Wintershall.
in the past year, UOKiK has obliged to pay a fine of 172 million euros Engie Energy, who did not want to provide the requested documents. They stated, This is the largest fine in the history of the regulator.
The project "Northern stream - 2" involves the laying of 2 pipelines with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year from the coast of Russia through the Baltic sea to Germany. It also passes through territorial or exclusive economic zones of Finland, Sweden and Denmark.
The project is implemented by Nord Stream AG 2 with the sole shareholder - " Gazprom ". European partners - Royal Dutch Shell, OMV, Engie, Uniper and Wintershall - Finance the construction of a half, i.e. in the amount of 950 million euros each.
The bill was opposed by Ukraine, which fears to lose the income from the transit of gas from Russia, the US, is actively promoting the EU's own liquefied natural gas, as well as Poland, Latvia and Lithuania consider political Project. At the end of last year USA took the defense budget, which included penalties Against organizations involved in the construction of the " Nord stream - 2 ". In the end, the construction was suspended: the Swiss Firm Allseas engaged in pipe-laying, immediately stopped work.
in "Gazprom" stated that they will be able on their own to complete the construction. One of the possible options involves the use of an anchor pipe, accompanied by a ship with dynamic positioning, capable of holding the ship in position without anchors and mooring. This role have the ability to perform " Fortuna ", owned by the organization MRTS, and " academic plan ".
first it was announced that the laying of the pipeline may resume from today - after that interval has expired, the appeal of the new permit issued for the construction of Denmark.