According to the agency, they will affect insurance and certification companies.
According to Bloomberg News, the USA is preparing new sanctions against the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline construction.
The agency reported that negotiators representing the House of Representatives and the Senate have agreed to take action against insurers and technical certification companies involved in the project. The corresponding provision is proposed to be introduced into the annual defense bill to be adopted by the end of the year.
This step will reinforce the liability measures that have suspended the gas pipeline project under the Baltic Sea a few weeks before its expected completion.
Creating a threat of sanctions for insurance and certification companies, the U.S. will make it difficult for “Gazprom” to complete the “Nord Stream – 2” 2460 km long, which runs along the current branch of “Nord Stream,” said Bloomberg.
The Danish government has demanded that Det Norske Veritas, a company providing such services, certify the compliance of the pipeline with current requirements before it is commissioned. This was announced by Mitch Jennings, the senior analyst at Moscow-based Sova Capital.
“As far as I understand, if certification of the pipeline is limited, it can be very difficult to launch it,” he said. The new sanctions “may require Nord Stream 2 AG to find a certification agency ready to be sanctioned.
The measures proposed by U.S. lawmakers do not affect officials of the German government who gave permission for the project.
Bob Menendez, a leading Democrat in the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, told Bloomberg that members of Congress want “to make it clear that Germany, as an ally, and public officials of Germany will not be subject to any such sanctions.