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Court Battle Looms Over Russian Undersea Gas Pipeline to Europe

  • Nord Stream 2 wants its link excluded from new EU gas rules
  • EU Commission unlikely to provide assurances sought by NS2
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The fate of the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline carrying Russian natural gas to Germany is likely to be decided in a courtroom.

The project will next week seek assurances from the European Union that it won’t become subject to the bloc’s revised gas market requirements, which would hurt the profitability of the pipeline. If they don’t get them, the group building the pipeline said it may take the matter to the courts.