Monopolist in the export of natural gas from Russia - "Gazprom" has abandoned plans to expand the Baltic pipeline "Nord Stream" and its extension to the UK.

That said, & nbsp; Reuters & nbsp; representative of “Gazprom” Sergei Kupriyanov.

“While plans to expand Nord Stream is not. The pipeline has the technical ability to pump 60 billion cubic meters a year. That’s enough for now” - said the representative of “Gazprom” Sergei Kupriyanov.

Earlier no expansion plans “Nord Stream” Reuters said a source in “Gazprom”.

“Now the complex political situation in OPAL us did not let him. Why build two branches? We are building “- said one source.

” expansion plans Nord Stream and its extension to the UK is not. Do not consider “- confirmed another source.

In 2013, “Gazprom” announced its expansion plans, “Nord Stream” two branches and its extension to the UK.

Now gas is pumped to Europe two branches aggregate planned capacity of 55 billion cubic meters, the Baltic pipeline, approximately halfway through restricting access “Gazprom” to European gas line OPAL under the terms of the third enerhopaketu EU.

Moscow in early December refused to construction Trans Black Sea gas pipeline “South Stream” to bypass Ukraine, accusing the EU in “unconstructive” position, and now intends to put the route through Turkey was promising her preferential gas prices.