Existing transit routes allow for bolstering supply from Russia as gas prices rise to a record high in Europe in recent days.
Energy giant Gazprom announces completion of controversial subsea pipeline to Germany that will allow Moscow to increase its gas exporting capability and bypass Ukraine.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Kiev to meet with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, an ally she has supported in conflict with pro-Russia separatists but has also disappointed him with her appetite for Russian gas.
In a bid to please European allies, particularly Berlin, Washington will depart from the Trump-era sanctions on the Russian gas pipeline.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov agree to work together despite differences as they held talks on the sidelines of an Arctic Council meeting in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik.
US acting envoy to Germany, Robin QuinvilleWork, calls Russia-EU pipeline a political tool "that Kremlin is using to bypass Ukraine and divide Europe."
The US sees Moscow's gas pipeline projects as a geopolitical tool and aims to secure Poland's borders to counter growing Russian influence in central Europe.
The TurkStream natural gas pipeline will carry 15.75 billion cubic meters of Russian gas to Turkish consumers.
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