Ukraine Will be Part of Nord Stream 2 Certification Process -German Regulator

FRANKFURT (Reuters) — Germany's energy regulator said on Monday Ukrainian gas companies Naftogaz and GTSOU were given notice that they will be included in the ongoing German certification procedures of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline which they had applied for.

"The Bundesnetzagentur (Federal Network Agency) can confirm that it has invited the National Joint Stock Company Naftogaz of Ukraine and LLC Gas Transmission System Operator (GTSOU) of Ukraine to the certification process today," it said in a statement after an enquiry.

The head of Naftogaz had said at a conference in Abu Dhabi he was expecting the decision about including Ukraine this week.

Ukraine's state energy firm Naftogaz is ready to provide arguments as to why Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline cannot become operational without complying with European energy law first, its head Yuriy Vitrenko said on Monday.

Vitrenko made the statement after Germany's energy regulator granted a Ukrainian request to be included as part of the certification process for the pipeline.

"We're ready to provide arguments why this pipeline can't become operational without full compliance with European energy law," Vitrenko tweeted. 

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