OREANDA-NEWS. The head of the Bundestag Committee on Economy and Energy Klaus Ernst said that the application of Naftogaz of Ukraine and the GTS Operator of Ukraine for their involvement in the certification of Nord Stream 2 has a clear goal - to prevent the pipeline from starting up. This is reported by TASS.

He recalled that with the launch of the gas pipeline, Ukraine risks losing transit fees.

“However, Germany has agreed with the Americans on how the procedure for the construction and operation of Nord Stream 2 will be regulated. So I proceed from the assumption that Naftogaz will not interfere in the internal affairs of the EU and Germany. He has no right to do this, ”the deputy added.

Earlier it was reported that the company "Operator GTS of Ukraine" submitted an application to the German energy regulator to participate in the certification of the operator of the gas pipeline "Nord Stream - 2".

Nord Stream 2 is a two-line gas pipeline. The length of each of them is 1.2 thousand km. They run from the port of Ust-Luga (Leningrad Region) to the German Greifswald. The total capacity of the gas pipeline will be 55 billion cubic meters. meters of gas per year.

The United States actively opposes this project, promoting its liquefied natural gas in the European Union. In addition, the project has other adversary countries, including Ukraine.