Schroeder: U.S. pressure on Denmark - main reason for Nord Stream 2 delay
U.S. political pressure on Denmark is the main reason for delays on construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Europe, Nord Stream 2 AG Board of Directors Chairman Gerhard Schroeder said at a business brunch at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
“Nord Stream 2 is a project that can be put into service at the end of the year. But there is a problem, it’s obvious - Danish politics," Reuters cited Schroeder as saying.
The Nord Stream 2 project envisages the building of a twin pipeline, which will deliver around 55 billion cubic meters (almost 2 trillion cubic feet) of gas directly to Germany and other European countries.