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    Austria is interested in the Nord Stream-2 project as it opens new energy opportunities and would help the country to remain one of the world’s largest gas hubs, Russia’s ambassador to Austria told Sputnik Friday.

    Austria Interested in Nord Stream-2 Project, Remaining Major Gas Hub

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    Austria is interested in the Nord Stream-2 project as it opens new energy opportunities and would help the country to remain one of the world’s largest gas hubs, Russia’s ambassador to Austria told Sputnik Friday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Gazprom and its partner companies signed a shareholders agreement on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in September 2015. The prospective shareholders are Gazprom itself, with 50 percent of shares, Germany's Uniper SE and BASF/Wintershall (10 percent each), Anglo-Dutch Royal Dutch Shell (10 percent), Austria's OMV AG (10 percent) and France's Engie (10 percent).

    “The fact that OMV entered the Nord Stream-2 project was a well-thought decision, which was supported by the Austrian government. Austria is interested in remaining one of the major gas hubs. It is clear that clear that the Nord Stream-2 construction and gas deliveries via the northern route to Austrian Baumgarten opens new opportunities,” Dmitry Lubinsky said.

    Nord Stream 2 could provide up to 55 billion cubic meters of direct gas supplies from Russian shores through the Baltic Sea, bypassing Baltic states and Poland, to the German coast.

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