Nord Stream 2 investors ponder options in Polish probe

Polish competition watchdog UOKiK appears to be trying to force Nord Stream 2’s Western partners to withdraw from the project Polish competition watchdog UOKiK appears to be trying to force Nord Stream 2’s Western partners to withdraw from the project.
By Andreas Walstad 16 May 2018 0 30887
A train delivers pipeline sections for Nord Stream 2 A train delivering sections of pipeline for Nord Stream 2. (Nord Stream 2)

Gazprom and its five partners in the Nord Stream 2 pipeline have until 30 May to respond to legal challenges made by Polish competition authority UOKiK last week in what appears to be a major push to block Western financing for the project. 

Michał Holeksa, UOKiK’s vice president, told Interfax Natural Gas Daily that “there are several possibilities” and that one of them is obliging the companies “to withdraw from financing this investment”. UOKiK has claimed it can fine the...

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