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Poland: Gazprom request end to Nord Stream 2

 |  August 15, 2018

Russia’s Gazprom has issued a notice of opposition to the Polish Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) with regard to the watchdog’s position on the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, reported UrduPoint. It requested to stop the antitrust investigation against participants of the project, the company stated in its Russian Accounting Standards report for the second quarter.

In May, the UOKiK initiated proceedings against Gazprom, France’s ENGIE, Austria’s OMV, UK-Denmark’s Royal Dutch Shell, and Germany’s Uniper and Wintershall over Nord Stream 2’s financing, which allegedly violates Poland’s antitrust law. Gazprom was expected to provide a response by the end of May.

“On June 15 2018, PJSC Gazprom issued to UOKiK objections to the Polish antitrust authority’s position, and petitioned for the closure of the antitrust investigation procedure,” the report read.

On Tuesday, August 14, Nord Stream 2 Chief Project Officer Henning Kothe said he hoped that the project would be implemented efficiently and in a timely manner due to the cooperation between all sides involved.

Full Content: Urdu PointTass

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