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Gazprom to finish Nord Stream 2 in case of US sanctions

Russian Deputy Minister of Energy Anatoly Yanovsky stated on Thursday that Gazprom will be able to complete the construction of Nord Stream 2 on its own in case Washington imposes sanctions against companies currently working on it, TASS reported.

During a conference, Yanovsky said that state-owned gas and oil industry giant has the financial means to offset the potential withdrawal of subcontractors currently laying the offshore pipeline.

The construction of Nord Stream 2 is ongoing despite condemnation by the United States and the European Parliament. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov blasted pressure the US for impeding the project. Nord Stream 2 is expected to be operational by the end of 2019 and should provide Western European countries, mainly Germany, with the additional 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year.

Breaking the News / MA