Gazprom did not specify the owner of the "academic plan" in its assets
Samara thermal power property Fund (STIF), which is the owner of the pipelayer "Akademik Chersky" capable to build "Nord stream — 2", was not included in the new list of affiliated persons of "Gazprom". This is stated in the quarterly disclosure of the company.
As at 31 March, the Fund was part of the group "Gazprom".
According to RBC, the lack of STIF in the list may mean that the Fund no longer belongs to "Gazprom", a company used the right to conceal the Fund from the list of affiliated persons due to the risk of sanctions. STIF is still a valid legal entity, indicates the Agency, citing data from the register.
In early June, RBC with reference to the extract from the registration of the "academic left" in the Russian international register of courts reported that the ship became the property of STIF. Before 2015 "Chersky" belong "to Gazprom".
The project "Northern stream — 2" involves the laying of two pipelines with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters per year off the coast of Russia through the Baltic sea to Germany. Against the construction actively support Ukraine, fearing to lose the transit, as well as the United States.
At the end of last year, the us authorities have adopted a defense budget providing for sanctions against companies involved in the gas pipeline. In the result the Swiss Allseas almost immediately stopped work and took the court.
Last week the us Senate approved version of the defense budget for next year, which involves additional sanctions against the pipeline.
Finish the pipeline Russia can independently using the pipelayer "Akademik Chersky". He is now in the port of Mukran logistic base of the "Nord stream — 2".