That’s why preventing physical completion of the pipeline’s construction must be the priority today. The most effective method is the application of U.S. sanctions, which Gazprom has the chance to experience if it uses its own pipe-laying ship MV Akademik Chersky. Economic restrictions may become a significant lever of influence over Gazprom, especially in view of the Russian monopolist’s deteriorating financial standing.
Roman Nitsovych, DiXi Group Research Director
Anastasia Synytsia, analytics section’s trainee