Brussels to propose Nord Stream 2 rules by mid-November

The EU is preparing to put forward a legal proposal for Nord Stream 2 and other offshore pipelines, a senior official says The EU is preparing to put forward a legal proposal for Nord Stream 2 and other offshore pipelines, a senior official says.
By Andreas Walstad 12 October 2017 0 27942
Pipes ready for use in Nord Stream 2. Pipes ready for use in Nord Stream 2. (Gazprom)

The European Commission will propose a legal framework for offshore pipelines entering EU territory – including Nord Stream 2 – by the first half of November, a senior official told MEPs in the European Parliament’s energy committee on Wednesday. 

A legal framework is needed for Nord Stream 2 even though the EU’s gas directive does not apply to offshore pipelines from countries outside the EU, Klaus-Dieter Borchardt, director of the internal energy market at the Directorate General for Energy, told the Committee on Industry, Research and...

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