The rise in gas prices in Europe will facilitate the earliest possible commissioning of Nord Stream 2, Russian Permanent Representative to the EU Vladimir Chizhov said on the air of the Russia-24 TV channel.
“I think it will have an effect, I hope it will be positive. They (procedures – TASS note) will be accelerated, although, as you understand, there are many in the EU here who see the Kremlin’s hand in the rise in world gas prices and an attempt thus to impose “Nord Stream – 2”, – he noted.
Chizhov also expressed confidence that the procedures for launching Nord Stream 2 will end positively, regardless of the opinion of the MEPs. “They have a wide swing in the energy sector, they, in particular, demand that consumers in the EU give up electricity produced by Russian nuclear power plants, as well as nuclear power plants built outside Russia, but using Russian technologies, but how can this be done in practice, they Electricity, wherever it is produced, gets into the general network, “he said.
The gas price in Europe at the close of trading on September 16 was fixed at $ 760 per 1,000 cubic meters. m. On the eve, the cost of natural gas broke a historical record, reaching at its peak almost $ 970 per 1 thousand cubic meters. m.