According to Poland, the Nord Stream 2 firm does not meet the substantive conditions for certification in the preferential model of Independent Transmission Operator (ITO).
Assessment of impact on security of energy supplies in the EU is one of the components of the certification procedure.
This assessment is being conducted by the German BMWi, which is obliged to present its opinion by December 8, 2021.
PGNiG CEO Paweł Majewski said:
- Current situation on the European Union gas market proves the scale of the risks for security of supplies created by Nord Stream 2 project
- Suggestions that additional gas supplies are possible only through Nord Stream 2 are the manifestation of pressure on the certification procedure and prove that the project is aimed at bypassing the traditional transit routes
- Since there are spare capacities of the existing pipelines, there is no need for Nord Stream 2 to increase gas supplies to the EU Member States
He has previously called Nord Stream 2 «a new hybrid weapon» aimed at the European Union and NATO.
- Giving additional instruments of price blackmail to President Putin increases the possibility of exerting pressure on Europe
Last week, Vladimir Putin denied charges that Russia is using its gas sales as a geopolitical weapon and is fulfilling all of its obligations to Europe in gas deliveries.