OREANDA-NEWS. The German government has offered Washington a billion-dollar deal in exchange for refusal from sanctions on the gas pipeline Nord Stream 2. This was reported on September 16 by Die Zeit newspaper, citing sources.

The publication says that back in early August, German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz told his American counterpart Steven Mnuchin that Berlin was ready to finance the construction of two special harbours for the import of American liquefied natural gas. The US government plans to export gas to Germany through terminals in the ports of Brunsbuttel and Wilhelmshaven.

According to the newspaper, a written proposal from Germany to support the construction of terminals providing up to 1 billion euros arrived in Washington on August 7. In response, the United States will allow the completion and launch of Nord Stream 2 without hindrance, the publication quotes the German Finance Ministry’s document.