German regulator halts Nord Stream 2 approval process

The approval procedure for gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 has been temporarily postponed in Berlin due to unfulfilled requirements.

Photo: Peter Hove Olesen

The German Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur, BNetzA) has suspended the approval process for disputed gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 going from Russia to Germany, the agency declares as cited by news agency AFP.

"Following a thorough examination of the documentation, the Bundesnetzagentur concluded that it would only be possible to certify an operator of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline if that operator was organized in a legal form under German law," the agency declares in a statement.

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