"It is important that we along with other applicants still support the project and believe that is has a crucial importance for the European energy system. We are studying now alternative ways of its implementation… The project company Nord Stream-2 AG has all necessary skills for implementation of the pipeline’s project. The company has a stockholder now – Gazprom. There is a project plan for construction and putting into service," the spokesperson told RIA Novosti.
The Nord Stream-2 project aims to deliver up to 55 billion cubic meters of natural gas from Russia to Germany annually via the Baltic Sea. Gazprom has a shareholder agreement to extend the existing Nord Stream with the European energy firms.