Polish oil and gas concern PGNiG has filed an application to the high court in Duesseldorf for “active participation” in the proceedings on the release of “Nord stream-2” from the requirements of the updated EU Gas Directive.
The Chairman of the Management Board of PGNiG Jerzy Kwiecinski tweeted.
PST (PGNiG Supply & Trading), the German “daughter” of PGNiG, also participates in the application.
According to Kwiecinski, “active participation in the proceedings will effectively protect the interests” of Polish enterprises in particular and Poland in general.
On July 28, Nord Stream 2 AG, the operator of “Nord stream-2,” filed an appeal to the Dusseldorf court against the decision of the German Federal News Agency (BNA), which refused to exempt the pipeline from the requirements of the updated EU gas Directive.
This decision was made by BNA in mid-May. The regulator ruled that the gas pipeline was not completed by May 23, 2019 and it falls under the amendments that have entered into force with the rules of the third energy package of the European Union.
Among other things, the Directive requires that a pipeline entering the territory of the EU must either be partially filled by an alternative supplier, or its part running through the territory of the Union must belong to a third company.
Nord Stream 2 AG stated that “the amendments to the Gas Directive are illegal discrimination.”