In Germany commented on the decision of Denmark on "to Northern stream — 2"
German experts assessed the resolution of Denmark to finish the construction of the pipeline "Nord stream — 2" in the territorial waters of the Kingdom with the help of new vessels.
Previously Danish energy Agency (DEA) has allowed to build the pipeline using the ships with the anchor positioning. They can be used both separately and in conjunction with vessels equipped with dynamic positioning system.
"The German gas industry welcomes the decision of Danish authorities that the pipeline "Nord stream — 2" can be routed including the use of a ship with anchor positioning in the Danish territorial waters," stated RIA Novosti Executive Director of the Association Zukunft Erdgas ("the Future of natural gas") Timm Keller.
According to him, in the coming years in Germany and Europe as a whole will not change the consumption of natural gas, but in terms of a decline in production up to 2030 year, we should expect additional imports of about $ 120 billion cubic meters of fuel.
Keller is convinced that "Nord stream — 2" will be able to cover some of these needs, although its capacity will still be insufficient for complete saturation of the market.
Researcher, Hamburg Institute of world Economics andré Wolff also welcomed the decision of the Danish regulator. In an interview with RIA Novosti, he said that "Nord stream — 2" will be another alternative to the land pipeline.
"While completely abandon the transit is impossible, for this there is a new agreement between Russia and Ukraine, but from the point of view of Western Europe and Germany, it will be another guarantee not to get involved in disputes between Russia and third countries that affect the supply", — he said.
In addition, wolf noted the reduced distance between the Russian gas fields and receiving stations in Germany. This will reduce the cost of fuel in Western Europe, the expert said.
He noted that the European gas market is liberalized, and "Northern stream — 2" will contribute to the development of competition. According to him, cheaper production and transportation of gas "will put pressure on European market prices and, thus, removes the burden from consumers."
"Nord stream — 2" involves the construction of the bottom of the Baltic sea two pipelines off the coast of Russia to Germany.
A number of States, in particular Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland and the United States opposed implementation of the project. Kiev does not want to lose revenues from Russian gas transit, and Washington is keen to push its LNG in the European market. The Baltic States and Poland, in turn, believe the pipeline "politically motivated".
While Moscow and Berlin and Vienna repeatedly pointed out that "Nord stream — 2" is a commercial project aimed at improving the energy security of the European States. In support of the construction was also made by Norway.