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Nord Stream 2 loses case to have EU pipeline rules waived

Gazprom PJSC, the company behind the geopolitically contentious pipeline, now faces a possible delay on commissioning its natural gas line after losing a court case in Germany seeking to circumvent EU regulations distinguishing between production and transit of fuel.

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Nord Stream 2 AG, the controversial gas pipeline project owned by Gazprom PJSC, lost a German court fight to sidestep European Union rules separating production from transportation, a decision that may delay the start of the operations.

The Dusseldorf Higher Regional Court on Wednesday dismissed a bid by Gazprom to overturn the German Network Agency’s decision to impose the EU measures, a spokesman for the tribunal said by phone.

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