US senator tables bill to place sanctions on Nord Stream 2

The ESCAPE Act would also seek to expedite LNG exports to US allies.
By Staff reporter 19 July 2018 0 31815

United States Senator John Barrasso introduced a bill to Congress on Wednesday that would authorise sanctions against Gazprom’s Nord Stream 2 project and other Russian export pipelines.

The Energy Security Cooperation with Allied Partners in Europe Act of 2018 (ESCAPE Act) would also seek to expedite US gas exports to NATO allies, Japan, and other countries where exports would promote US national security interests. “Russian President Vladimir Putin uses Russia’s gas to extort and threaten our allies and our partners,”...