Germany Considering Repurposing Unused Nord Stream 2 Pipeline for LNG Use: Report

The German economy ministry is considering expropriating the German portion of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline system, built by Russian gas giant Gazprom, and cutting it off from the rest of the pipeline.

Reuters

The German government is considering converting parts of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline into a connection for an LNG terminal on the Baltic Sea coast.

Magazine Der Spiegel reported on June 24 that the German economy ministry is considering expropriating the part of the pipeline system located on German territory and cutting it off from the rest of the pipeline. The report did not cite any sources.

Russia said it would be a matter for lawyers if Germany took such steps.

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