Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak told reporters that the carbon footprint of Russian natural gas supplied to Europe via Nord Stream is several times smaller than that of natural gas imported from the United States.As written RBKTherefore, he commented on the words of Jennifer Granholm, the head of the US Department of Energy, who said that Russia was transporting “the dirtiest natural gas on earth” through the Nord Stream.
Novak said: “Right now, there is much hype about the product or the environmental friendliness of the product. However, if you take this issue seriously and use objective data to operate, the results may surprise some observers.” According to him, The carbon footprint per kilowatt hour of Russian natural gas supplied to Europe through Nord Stream is almost four times that of natural gas supplied from the United States to Europe. This is mainly because in the United States, most natural gas is produced from shale rock through hydraulic fracturing. He concluded: “In turn, Russia attaches great importance to ensuring environmental leadership and providing clean energy to our partners.”
The head of the U.S. Department of Energy, Jennifer Granholm, talked about “dirty Russian gas” and explained her position on the sanctions on North Stream II. She pointed out that she does not support Washington’s recent abandonment of sanctions on pipeline construction operator Nord Stream 2 AG and its CEO Matthias Warnig. They are not part of the new restrictions introduced by the United States on May 21: The then U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Brinken stated that this decision was in the national interest of the United States. US President Joe Biden said that the new sanctions on Beiliu 2 are meaningless for relations with Europe, especially since the natural gas pipeline is almost ready.
At the same time, two companies and an institution related to the construction of the Beixi No. 2 natural gas pipeline were also affected by the new US sanctions. We are talking about “Mortransservice”, FSBI’s “Sea Rescue Service” and Samara’s Thermal Power Asset Fund. In addition, 13 vessels have been sanctioned, including Akademik Chersky pipe-laying vessel and Baltic research supply vessel.