Nord Stream AG-2 AG paid lobbyists $930 thousand for the help in countering the us sanctions. This is stated in the article pack “Battle for Nord stream”.
It is reported that the money from the North flow-2 received four lobbying American companies, in particular Global Roberty, Сapitol Counsel, Hawksbill SMW Group and PARTNERS, the firm of former Congressman John Sweeney.
The authors of the article argue that lobbyists have pledged to confront the “potential financial penalties” in early July of 2017 – a few weeks before the presentation of the bill in the Senate.
American sanctions against the pipeline summarized in one abstract sentence: “continue to oppose the pipeline Nord stream-2, given its harmful impact on energy security of the European Union gas market development in Central and Eastern Europe and energy reform in Ukraine”.
Recently it was reported that European companies and US partners in the European Union was able to mitigate the attitude of Americans about the use of possible sanctions against Russian pipeline projects.
See also: Hybrid tube. As Nord stream-2 quarreled EU countries and the USA
Earlier, the foreign Ministers of Lithuania and Denmark criticized the plans to expand the Nord stream gas pipeline, and also promised to influence the European Commission for a stricter attitude to the project.
September 15 Vice-President of the European Commission on Energy Union Maros Sefcovic stated that the renewal of gas transit through the territory of Ukraine after the end of the existing contract with Gazprom is a priority for Europe.
Responsible for climate policy and energy member of the European Commission Miguel arias Cañete, has said that Nord stream-2 is not consistent with the objectives of EU energy policy. Now the Commission seeks to mandate the EU to negotiate with Russia on the Nord stream-2.
See also: Nord stream-2 can become unprofitable
Project Nord stream-2 involves the construction of two pipelines to bypass Ukraine with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas off the coast of Russia through the Baltic sea to Germany.
The company 2 the Nord Stream AG (Nord stream-2), dealing with construction planning, belongs to the Russian Gazprom for 100%.