The Polish side also believes that putting the pipeline into operation before obtaining a final certification decision will constitute a breach of German and EU law.
Poland’s PGNiG (Polskie Gornictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo) has been granted the right to participate in the certification proceedings for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
The Polish side claims Nord Stream 2 AG does not meet the formal and substantive requirements for certification in the preferential model of Independent Transmission Operator (ITO), adding that “a positive decision of the BNetzA would put at risk the security of supply of the EU and Member States,” according to the statement.
“In the certification proceedings, we will also seek to ensure that the owner of Nord Stream 2 cannot avoid the application of ownership unbundling requirements, third party access and transparent tariffs which take into account the costs of the entire pipeline. We will prove consistently that Nord Stream 2 AG does not meet the formal and substantive requirements for the operator of the pipeline, in particular those relating to security of supply and the corporate structure of the company,”said President of the Management Board of PGNiG SA Pawel Majewski.