They want to increase pressure on companies involved in construction.
Two US senators are planning to introduce a bill on sanctions against the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, under which natural gas will be delivered from Russia to Germany. The document has not yet been published, but Bloomberg reports this , citing sources and a copy of the document.
According to the publication, the authors of the document want to impose sanctions on European companies and vessels that are involved in laying the pipeline. The project also reports on measures against individuals who provide financial and technical support or insurance of ships.
According to Bloomberg, the authors proposed to refuse to representatives of companies in visas and block all financial transactions related to the property of these persons in the United States.
The document states that the authors are asking to tighten control over the two companies that have received pipe-laying contracts for Nord Stream 2: the Swiss Allseas and the Italian Saipem. The senators also suggested increasing pressure on Gazprom and five project partner companies: Uniper and Wintershall from Germany, Anglo-Dutch Shell, OMV from Austria and Engie from France.