Nord Stream 2 - What's it all about?

May 9, 2016 • 3:00 – 4:30 pm EDT

Ulrich Lissek
Head of Public Affairs and Communications,
Nord Stream 2

Dr. Hans-Ulrich Engel
Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Wintershall
Chief Financial Officer, BASF SE

Peter Rondorf
Minister and Head of the Economics Department,
German Embassy

Richard Morningstar
Founding Director and Chairman,
Global Energy Center, Atlantic Council

Moderated by:
Edward Chow
Senior Fellow, CSIS Energy and National Security Program

The CSIS Energy and National Security Program is pleased to host Ulrich Lissek of Nord Stream 2 and Dr. Hans-Ulrich Engel of BASF SE to discuss the Nord Stream 2 project, which aims to supply additional Russian natural gas to European markets via Germany. Though supporters of the project emphasize its commercial rationale, critics argue that it increases European dependence upon Russian gas against EU regulations and amidst the ongoing EU competition case against Gazprom and geopolitical tensions over Ukraine.

Edward C. Chow
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Energy Security and Climate Change Program