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Impact of the European Court of Justice’s Opal decision


The recent decision
by a panel of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to limit Gazprom’s use of
Opal, an onshore pipeline in Germany, has been the subject of much commentary
given its possible implications for Gazprom’s use of both Nord Stream 1 (NS1)
and Nord Stream 2 (NS2), as well as the extent of Gazprom’s reliance on Ukraine
for gas transit to Europe. In upholding a Polish challenge, the ECJ overturned the
European Commission’s approval of an earlier decision by BNetzA, the German
regulator, permitting Gazprom to use almost all the capacity of the Opal
pipeline, the onshore continuation of NS1. The ECJ held that the Commission …read more

Source:: Atlantic Council

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