Thursday, June 25, 2009
Gazprom says Nabucco getting special treatment
MOSCOW, June 25 (Reuters by Simon Shuster) - The European Union is discriminating against Russian-backed gas pipelines in favour of Nabucco, the head of Gazprom's foreign department, Stanislav Tsygankov, said on Thursday. "When you look at the regulatory treatment of Russian-linked projects compared to European ones, one is reminded of the famous book by George Orwell that says all animals are equal but some are more equal than others," Tsygankov told a news conference. "Nabucco is getting the green light everywhere ... while our gas transport projects, South and North Stream, are constantly facing regulatory barriers."