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Wintershall CEO does not understand the drama surrounding Nord Stream 2

According to Wintershall's CEO, the major gas project is something that "no one should worry about".

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The political conflict over the 1,200 kilometer gas pipeline, the Nord Stream 2 expansion, has dumbfounded the CEO of Germany's Wintershall, Mario Mehren. In an interview with Danish media Børsen, he explains that he does not understand why citizens and politicians in countries such as Ukraine and Denmark are concerned about the Russian firm Gazprom's interests in constructing a pipeline to transport Russian gas to Europe.

Wintershall and four other energy companies are investors in the projects. The German chief executive calls the debate "emotional".

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