We expect the EU to solve the problem with OPAL, A.Novak

Russia has hope that the new EU Commission will return to the question, concerning the unblocking of 50% of the capacity of the OPAL gas pipeline, The European countries themselves are interested in this question, Minister of Energy of Russia A.Novak said.

“Physically, OPAL has no other gas except the Russian supplied via the Nord Stream. They have postponed the decision on this matter. The EU Commission is no t certain to start discussion until the end of the year,” Novak said.

OPAL gas pipeline joins the “Nord Stream” with the European gas pipelines. It goes from the coast of the Baltic Sea via Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Brandenburg and Saxony as far as the Czech Republic. The diameter of the gas pipeline makes up 1.4meters, the carrying capacity – 36 billion cubic meters of gas a year.

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