Pipelines, Storage & Power

Polish probe increases pressure on Nord Stream 2

Poland’s competition authority has launched legal proceedings against Nord Stream 2, but it remains to be seen if it has a strong enough case to intervene Poland’s competition authority has launched legal proceedings against Nord Stream 2, but it remains to be seen if it has a strong enough case to intervene.
By Andreas Walstad 11 May 2018 0 30816
Production of pipes for Nord Stream 2. (Nord Stream 2)

The decision by Poland’s competition watchdog, UOKiK, to initiate legal proceedings against Gazprom and its five Western partners in the Nord Stream 2 consortium has raised fresh questions about Russia’s dominance of European gas markets. 

The developer of the pipeline has said that work continues as planned, with first gas expected to flow before the end of 2019. However, there remains a risk of delays as a result of Poland’s legal challenge.

“This is an unprecedented case in Poland. It will be interesting to see how it...