Highlights Pipelaying work for 55 Bcm/year line continues Uncertain timeline for completing Nord Stream 2 Signs of detente between Washington, Berlin London — The US remains on standby to impose sanctions against companies involved in completing the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany, while diplomatic efforts to reach a compromise over the controversial project continue. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now White House press secretary Jen Psaki said late Feb. 16 in a briefing that Washington would work “in partnership” with its allies on the use of sanctions. “We’re continuing to monitor activity to complete or to certify the pipeline,” Psaki said. “And if such activity takes place, we’ll make a determination of the applicability of sanctions. Importantly, sanctions are only one among many important tools to ensure energy security. And we’ll do this all in partnership with our allies […]