Novak comments on US proposal to sanction Nord Stream 2
The bill on sanctions against planned Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany appears "absurd" and defying market laws, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said.
"I have not seen this law, we have to look at it from the legal point of view, but what the media are writing, I think this is quite an absurd bill that negates all market rules," Sputnik cited the minister as saying.
US senator John Barrasso on July 18 said he had introduced a draft law, the ESCAPE Act, in the Senate. The law would help speed up liquefied natural gas deliveries to US allies and authorize mandatory sanctions against any development of Russian energy pipeline projects including Nord Stream 2.