Economy, Energy

US to issue further sanctions in connection with Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline

Secretary of State Antony Blinken says 2 vessels, Transadria Ltd to be blacklisted

Beyza Binnur Dönmez   | 23.11.2021
US to issue further sanctions in connection with Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline

ANKARA

The US State Department is set to impose further sanctions Monday in connection with the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, blacklisting a Russia-linked entity and two vessels. 

The agency submitted a report to Congress listing two vessels and Transadria Ltd. involved in the pipeline, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement.

They will be sanctioned under the Protecting Europe’s Energy Security Act of 2019 (PEESA) and Transadria Ltd.'s vessel, Marlin, will be identified as blocked property.

Blinken did not give details on the second vessel.

Washington has sanctioned eight persons and identified 17 vessels as blocked property in connection with Nord Stream 2 with the action

"Even as the Administration continues to oppose the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, including via our sanctions, we continue to work with Germany and other allies and partners to reduce the risks posed by the pipeline to Ukraine and frontline NATO and EU countries and to push back against harmful Russian activities, including in the energy sphere," he said.

The pipeline will carry gas from Russia to Germany, which will then be distributed throughout the European Union.


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