Šefčovič, speaking abot OPAL gas pipeline, pulls the wool over Russia's eyes

Vice-President of the European Commission's Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič has made a strange statement. According to him, Gazprom hasn’t yet submitted an application for access to 100% of the capacity of the OPAL gas pipeline. If you believe the European official, it turns out that either the EC no longer receives mail from Russia, or the application was lost in the depths of this European agency.

The fact is that the Russian gas holding company, according to the Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak, sent a request to the European Commission in March this year. As Novak noted, Gazprom tries to get the full access to the OPAL pipeline not the first year, but at the end of 2014, it had to start all over again because of the change of the EC’s leadership.

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