Dmitry Peskov was quoted by Tass as saying his office is only vaguely aware of Western discussions.
Reuters reported that the US and German governments agreed to take action against Russia should it politicise its energy foothold in the European market through the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
This could include varying the amount of capacity onshore in Germany, as has been the case with the OPAL route.
Gazprom has refused to hold a gas release programme and so is not in compliance with European energy competition law.
- We know that a certain understanding has been reached between Berlin and Washington DC.
- But we don't have any details
Merkel said the pipeline is less about European energy security and more about ensuring a pro-Western government in Ukraine maintains access to the gas transit revenue from the vast network of Soviet-era pipelines running through its territory.
The US, meanwhile, argues that the pipeline jeopardises European energy security, although Russia claims it is only protecting the interests of its competing LNG exporters.