About it reports the German edition of N-TV with reference to the representatives of the governments of the USA, Germany and the EU.
Donald trump was not pleased with how high the share of Russian gas in the European economy, therefore intends to supply the region liquefied natural gas from the United States.
According to them, trump at a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted that Berlin should stop supporting the "Nord stream".
Trump urged Merkel to abandon the "Nord stream-2"
The Nord Stream 2 project is also raising security concerns and could lead to US sanctions, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Diplomacy Sandra Oudkirk said Thursday in Berlin.
"Germany hooks up a pipeline into Russian Federation, where Germany is going to be paying billions of dollars for energy into Russian Federation".
Sandra Oudkirk, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Diplomacy, told reporters in Berlin that Washington viewed the pipeline project as a bad choice, adding the US was skeptical whether Russian transit guarantees for other countries such as Ukraine were enforceable.More news: CBS board votes to strip Redstones' voting control of company
Oudkirk noted that Russia in the past has turned off gas supplies to Ukraine during disputes and said Washington is concerned that the Baltic pipeline might create similar "vulnerabilities" by giving Russia similar leverage over Western European nations and increasing their dependence on Russian gas.
She said the Baltic was a congested, sensitive military area.
Altmaier has said he is optimistic that a "substantial" amount of gas will flow through Ukraine in the future.More news: Police respond to report of person with gun at Boulevard mall
The project will consist of two additional pipelines that could transport up to 55 billion cubic meters of natural gas from Russian Federation to the European Union - it is set to cross around 375km of Finland's economic zone through the Baltic Sea.
Oudkirk brushed aside as "false" the suggestion that the U.S.is opposing the pipeline to ensure the US has Europe as a potential market liquefied natural gas.
The Nord Stream 2 project has said it will tap banks for financing in the fourth quarter of 2018 or early next year.More news: Suicidal Thoughts, Attempts On The Rise Among Young People: 'It's A Critical Public-Health Crisis Right Now'