KleptoCast 9: Natalie Duffy talks to Ilya Zaslavskiy about how Nord Stream 2 could strengthen the Kremlin’s hand in Europe.
By Natalie Duffy
On New Year’s Day, 2017, Gazprom pumped a record amount of gas through its Nord Stream pipeline.
Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller stated that the cubic meters pumped through the pipeline exceeded its capacity, supporting the Russian state-owned energy giant’s longstanding push for a second pipeline: Nord Stream 2.
Nord Stream 2 will stretch from Russia to Germany through the Baltic sea, and is scheduled for commissioning in 2019. If completed, it will bypass Belarus and Ukraine, as well dashing Poland’s …read more
Source: Kleptocracy Initiative