Utilities criticize the US for Nord Stream 2 threats

The European companies, which are financially involved in the controversial gas pipeline, want the US to stay out of it.

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Several of the EU's largest energy companies are now putting their two cents in on the conflict regarding the gas pipeline Nord Stream 2. Last month, the US Senate agreed on new sanctions against Russia, and rumors indicate that one new element could affect the European companies involved in the project. This concerns companies such as Shell, Wintershall, Engie, and the German utility Uniper.

"The proposed sanctions not only affect Russia, but also Europe and Germany . . . I appeal to all parties involved not to turn the project into a pawn of global politics, and to leave the problem of Europe's energy supply to Europeans," says Uniper CEO Klaus Schäfer to the Financial Times.

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