The information that the Polish regulator UOKiK requested from Gazprom, had no relation to the antitrust investigation of the " Nord stream - 2 ", told reporters in the organization.
"first of PJSC "Gazprom" in your own response UOKiK asked to provide a justification of the legality of the request to the appropriate information, but such justification is not received ", - have explained in " Gazprom ", adding that the penalty charge notice from UOKiK they have received and intend to appeal this decision in court after studying.
Today it was announced that the UOKiK fined "Gazprom" on 213 million zlotys (approximately 50 million euros, the maximum sanction) for noncompliance in the case of " Nord stream - 2 ". As explained by the regulator, the story is about the investigation into the payment construction of the gas pipeline without the consent of the Director of UOKiK.
in 2018 He charged on the issue of the six companies: "Gazprom ", Energy Engie from Switzerland and the Netherlands Uniper, OMV, Shell and Wintershall. In the process of the trial, the Director asked for documents pertaining to the case, as well as among them, Gazprom, however, the Firm did not want to provide them, explained in management.
While in the past year, UOKiK ordered to pay 172 million euros Engie Energy, who did not want to provide the requested data.
The project 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.
"Nord stream - 2" implements 2 Nord Stream AG 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, who consider it political. 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 Swiss company Allseas, is engaged in laying of pipes 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 participation of anchor pipelayers, 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 3 August - afterward As the deadline for appealing the new permit issued for the erection of Denmark.