The Nord Stream 2 project contributes to the energy security of Europe, the new Austrian Foreign Minister Michael Linhart said in an interview with RIA Novosti.
“Austria has ambitious climate targets. However, gas will continue to be used until decarbonization is complete. In this context, Nord Stream 2 contributes to energy security,” Linhart said.
The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline stretches from the Russian coast through the Baltic Sea to Germany and consists of two lines with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year. Its construction was completed on 10 September.
The certification process for Nord Stream 2 AG as an independent pipeline operator is underway to ensure that the project is in compliance with the EU Gas Directive.