LUBMIN (dpa-AFX) – With a visit to the gas landing station of the Baltic Sea pipeline Nord Stream 2 in Lubmin, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania’s Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig (SPD) confirmed her support for the controversial project. “The state government is sticking to the completion of the Baltic Sea pipeline,” she said in an interview with entrepreneurs from Lubmin as a business location. “We need the gas.” There is always a lot of talk about the reliability of Russia. “But we also have to be reliable,” said Schwesig.
Together with Vorpommern State Secretary Patrick Dahlemann and Energy Minister Christian Ebene (both SPD) she also visited the neighboring industrial port of Lubmin. Schwesig is one of the strongest supporters of the controversial pipeline, which is supposed to bring Russian gas over 1200 kilometers through the Baltic Sea to Germany.
Despite the US sanctions against companies involved in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 Baltic Sea pipeline, work on the project has continued over the past few months. The gas landing station in Lubmin has been technically operational since the end of last year, as a company spokesman said./ubs/DP/men