GERMANY'S INDEPENDENCE UP
CLEW - The parallel construction of the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline and a sea terminal for liquefied natural gas (LNG) will reduce Germany's dependence on individual countries for gas, economy and energy minister Peter Altmaier said in an interview with energy policy newsletter Tagesspiegel Background. "In the future, we want to depend neither on Russia nor on the United States," Altmaier told Tagesspiegel. He added that German gas demand was likely to rise as the country phases out both nuclear and coal-fired power plants.
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