The launch of “Nord stream-2” will end the “Ukrainian monopoly” in gas transit. This statement was made by Rainer Seele, the head of the Austrian concern OMV is participating in the project, reports Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.
After the launch of the pipeline, as noted by Seele, the countries of Eastern Europe will lose the opportunity to set too high prices for transit. It will be a positive thing from the point of view of competition.
While Seele stressed that Ukraine can not be neglected, because the EU will soon need more gas because of plans to abandon nuclear energy and coal.
Head of OMV also noted that Russia for about 50 years is considered to be a reliable supplier of gas, and on energy issues between Moscow and the European Union, there is a clear balance: one needs gas and the money from the sale.