Pipelines, Storage & Power

Trump pressures Germany to drop support for Nord Stream 2

The US president has said the US will discuss a new trade deal with Germany if the country stops supporting the pipeline
By Staff reporter 18 May 2018 0 30920

United States President Donald Trump told German Chancellor Angela Merkel last month that the US would start talks on a new trade deal with the EU if Germany dropped its support for Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.

“Trump is a deal maker [...] there is a deal to be made if someone [in Germany] stood up and said: ‘Help us protect our auto industry a little bit more, because we’re great at it,...