Gazprom says Nord Stream 2 AG certification deadline unclear
MOSCOW, Nov 29 (PRIME) -- Nord Stream 2 AG, the operator of RussiaТs Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline, is working closely with the German regulator on certification of the pipeline, but Gazprom is not ready to disclose its deadline, Yelena Berezina, a representative of GazpromТs external economic affairs department, said on Monday.
УWe can only say now that the project company is in close contact with the Federal Network Agency/ We are not ready to disclose the terms,Ф she said in a conference call.
On November 16, the Federal Network Agency suspended certification of Nord Stream 2 AG as an independent operator of the pipeline, and promised to continue certification only if the companyТs legal form is reorganized. A German unit of the operator will have to own and operate the German part of the pipeline and submit all the documents necessary for certification anew.