Greek Energy Minister Says EU Should Treat All Projects Equally Including Nord Stream 2

 Greek Energy Minister Says EU Should Treat All Projects Equally Including Nord Stream 2

The European Union should treat all projects equally including the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, George Stathakis, Greece's minister of environment and energy, told Sputnik on Wednesday.

HOUSTON (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 14th March, 2019) The European Union should treat all projects equally including the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, George Stathakis, Greece's minister of environment and energy, told Sputnik on Wednesday.

"We have argued that the EU will tackle all the projects in Europe on equal terms with equal treatment. And that refers to way out for finding a solution to the Nord Stream 2," Stathakis said on the sidelines of the CERAWeek by IHS Markit conference.

The Nord Stream 2 project is a joint venture of Gazprom and five European companies: France's ENGIE, Austria's OMV, British-Dutch Royal Dutch Shell, and Germany's Uniper and Wintershall.

The 745-mile-long pipeline is set to run from Russia to Germany to deliver Russian gas to European consumers.

The project has long drawn opposition from a number of countries, especially Ukraine, which claims that Moscow plans to deprive Kiev of its gas transition revenues. The US, which is trying to sell more of its own liquefied natural gas (LNG) to its overseas allies, insists that the project will make Europe dependent on Moscow. Both Russia and Germany have repeatedly rebuffed the claims.

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