Germany is interested in reliable gas supplies from Russia in the future. It intends to put “Nord stream-2” into operation quickly, said the Prime Minister of the Federal State of Saxony, Michael Kretschmer (CDU), opening the 13th Russian-German Raw Materials Forum online format.
“The theme of the forum has changed a lot compared to previous conferences. We are discussing renewable energy and hydrogen today. Russia has a high potential in this area. Therefore, the choice of topics… highly future-oriented. We, like Germany, are interested in getting reliable gas supplies from Russia in the future; 40% of the EU’s gas needs are covered by Russia, so we want to quickly put the new “Nord stream-2” gas pipeline into operation. And we also want to talk about how the production of hydrogen can guarantee its demand here in Europe,” Kretschmer said. According to the operator of the project Nord Stream 2 AG (a 100% subsidiary of Gazprom), as of March 31, Nord Stream 2 was 95% built, with 121 kilometers of the total length of the pipeline remaining to be laid along two lines: approximately 93 kilometers in Danish waters and about 28 kilometers in German waters. As Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak reported on April 25, Russia is confident that the “Nord stream-2” gas pipeline will be completed, and work on this continues.