Progress on the second phase of the Nord Stream pipeline to Europe was the focus of talks with Austrian energy company OMV, Russia’s Gazprom said. The top brass at the Russian natural gas company met in Moscow with their counterparts from OMV, noting Russian gas shipments to Austria are already up more than 70 percent from last year. During talks, the Russian company said “particular attention was paid to the progress of the Nord Stream 2 project.” The German government in April issued a permit for the twinning of the Nord Stream natural gas pipeline running through the Baltic Sea from Russia. With the permit, the German government has issued all of what’s necessary for the project in its territory. The […]