Russia's Nord Stream 2 Natural Gas Pipeline to Germany Halted [Updated March 10, 2022] [open pdf - 801KB]
From the Document: "In connection with Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the German government has suspended certification of the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline. The pipeline--which has been constructed but has not become operational-- would increase Russia's natural gas export capacity directly to Germany, bypassing Ukraine, Poland, and other transit states. Successive Congresses and U.S. Administrations have opposed Nord Stream 2, reflecting concerns about European dependence on Russian energy and Russian aggression in Ukraine. Previously, German officials portrayed the pipeline as an important natural gas corridor as Germany is ending nuclear energy production and reducing coal use."
CRS In Focus, IF11138
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