Friday, May 27 2022 Sign In   |    Register

News Quick Search



Front Page
Power News
Gas News
Today's News
Yesterday's News
Week of May 23
Week of May 16
Week of May 09
Week of May 02
Week of Apr 25
By Topic
By News Partner
News Customization


Pro Plus(+)

Add on products to your professional subscription.
  • Energy Archive News

    Home > News > Gas News > News Article

    Share by Email E-mail Printer Friendly Print

    German Nord Stream 2 subsidiary encounters first roadblock

    January 28, 2022 - dpa


      Berlin — A new subsidiary set up to operate the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline has run into difficulty regarding the staffing of its supervisory board.

      The German Foreign Office blocked former diplomat Dieter Walter Haller from becoming chairman of the board, a spokesperson said on Friday.

      "An internal review has shown that the assumption of this role must be prohibited because it would impair official interests," ministry official Christopher Burger explained.

      According to Burger, Haller had notified the Foreign Office of his intention to take up work as a retired civil servant in accordance with section 105 of the Federal Civil Servants Act.

      The new, Germany-based subsidiary, named Gas for Europe GmbH, was unveiled on Wednesday. It will become the owner and operator of the German part of the pipeline in order to meet a requirement for certification set by the Federal Network Agency.

      Nord Stream 2 is supposed to bring 55 billion cubic metres of gas annually from Russia to Germany, bypassing Ukraine. Construction was completed weeks ago, but is not yet in operation.

      The project is controversial. The US government criticizes it as making Europe too dependent on Russia for its energy supply. The financially weak Ukraine is urgently dependent on income from fees for gas transit and now fears heavy losses.

      On the Gas for Europe website, Haller was initially still listed as chairman of its supervisory board.

      It said he had previously held various leading positions in the Foreign Office and the Federal Chancellery. Among other things, he had served as ambassador to Saudi Arabia and South Africa and was managing director of a consulting firm.

      ©2022 dpa GmbH. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.


    Other Articles - International


       Home  -  Feedback  -  Contact Us  -  Safe Sender  -  About Energy Central   
    Copyright © 1996-2022 by CyberTech, Inc. All rights reserved.
    Energy Central® and Energy Central Professional® are registered trademarks of CyberTech, Incorporated. Data and information is provided for informational purposes only, and is not intended for trading purposes. CyberTech does not warrant that the information or services of Energy Central will meet any specific requirements; nor will it be error free or uninterrupted; nor shall CyberTech be liable for any indirect, incidental or consequential damages (including lost data, information or profits) sustained or incurred in connection with the use of, operation of, or inability to use Energy Central. Other terms of use may apply. Membership information is confidential and subject to our privacy agreement.