The Kremlin Told What the Timing of the Launch of Nord Stream 2 Depends on
"Now guessing the timing is a thankless task, and we would not want to do this. Nobody can and should not interfere with the work of the regulator. The company fulfills all bureaucratic formalities, legal formalities, in order for this certification procedure to take place, and then you just need wait for this to happen, "he told reporters, answering the question when gas supplies via Nord Stream 2 can begin, taking into account the suspension of certification.
“Technologically, everything is ready. Then everything depends on the fulfillment of formalities related to certification,” added Peskov.
Press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, when asked about the possibilities of Gazprom to fill Nord Stream 2, urged not to focus on analysts, but to ask the company directly.
“You don’t need to be guided by analysts, you need to ask Gazprom. This is the most reliable information from the primary source. a request to comment on the analysts' opinion that Gazprom's production is at its marginal levels, and the question of whether, in this regard, there is confidence that there will be enough gas for supplies via Nord Stream 2.
The German Federal Grid Agency said on Tuesday that it has suspended Nord Stream 2 AG's certification as an independent operator of Nord Stream 2. The operator of this gas pipeline can be certified as independent only if the legal form is reorganized in accordance with German law: the German subsidiary of Nord Stream 2 AG will have to become the owner and operator of the German part of the gas pipeline and re-submit the full set of documents for certification, then the process will be resumed , pointed out the regulator.