German authorities suspend certification for Nord Stream 2

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Germany’s Federal Network Agency has suspended the certification procedure for the controversial Nord Stream 2 undersea gas pipeline designed to bring Russian gas to Germany and Europe. Although the construction of the pipeline has been completed and it has been filled with gas, the delivery of the gas depends on Nord Stream receiving the correct approvals from regulators. The lack of approval so far, with winter approaching and gas demand set to rise, is a source of increasing tension between Moscow and Berlin. “Following a thorough examination of the documentation, the Bundesnetzagentur conc…

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