The Polish oil and gas company PGNiG presented its position in the certification process of the Nord Stream-2 operator, in which it stressed the threats to the security of gas supplies to the European Union related to the launch of this pipeline. This is stated in a statement published on Thursday on the company’s website.

On October 20, PGNiG and its German subsidiary PGNiG Supply & Trading presented their position to the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy of Germany. It discusses the negative impact of Nord Stream 2 AG’s ITO certification on energy security in the European Union and in some Member States, including Poland.

In their position, both companies pointed to the fact that the certification of the Nord Stream-2 operator according to the ITO model increases the threat to the security of gas supplies.

“Contrary to the position of Nord Stream 2 AG, the pipeline is not an additional route for gas supply to Europe, but is designed to bypass existing gas supply routes from the east, ie through Poland and Ukraine,” the statement said.

Both companies also pointed to the fact that Nord Stream 2 AG is controlled by the parent company, which significantly affects the security of energy supply in the European Union and in individual Member States.
“The current situation on the gas market in the European Union shows how serious the threat to the security of supply is in the framework of the Nord Stream-2 project,” said Pavel Mayevsky, President of PGNiG SA.