Russian Federation and Germany has position on the mutual benefit of the construction of North Stream 2 project.
With the Nord Stream 2 project put into practice, the cost of transporting gas to Europe will be reduced, Chairman of the Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations, Wolfgang Büchele, said, Rambler News reported on Tuesday.
After months of tension with eastern neighbors and the European Commission over the so-called Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, Merkel has said that political considerations must play a role on the pipeline, which would double an existing pipeline's capacity to nearly 30 percent of European Union demand.
The Russian gas giant Gazprom is overseeing a partnership of European companies to build a 750-mile (1,200km) pipeline on the bed of the Baltic Sea to bring gas from the Yamal peninsula up to the German coastal town of Greifswald, from where it would be fed into the European grid. He offered to supply the gas through Ukraine.
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Merkel said the issue wasn't about Russian gas and "whether it flows through Ukraine or through the Baltic", but about potential losses for Ukraine.
Russia's leading energy enterprise Gazprom and its partners intend to start implementing the Nord Stream-2 project worth nearly 10 billion euros in April 2018.
The German chancellor has set herself up for a confrontation with the Russian president over the Nord Stream 2 project amid concerns Putin is attempting to increase western Europe's dependency on Russian gas at the same time as eroding Ukraine's importance in the project.
According to energy firm Naftogaz expectations, Ukraine will earn around $3 billion in 2018 from transit.
On the other hand, the politician said, the transit of the blue fuel via Ukraine will be much cheaper, and the respective supply mechanisms can be easily modernized.