De ‘powers that be’ die de Amerikaanse buitenlandse belangen beheren beginnen zich te bemoeien met de Nord Stream 2 pijpleiding die noordelijk Europa zou moeten voorzien van gas.
Binnen Europa is er al behoorlijk wat weerstand van de zuidoostelijke landen. (met name Polen, Roemenie en Hongarije)
De bemoeienis van de VS is er op gericht om de Europese eenheid te verstoren, hun eigen economische belangen te vergroten en een sfeer van wantrouwen richting Rusland te scheppen.
“As many people know, we oppose the Nord Stream 2 project, the US government does,” said State Department spokeswoman, Heather Nauert at a Tuesday press briefing. “We believe that the Nord Stream 2 project would undermine Europe’s overall energy security and stability. It would provide Russia [with] another tool to pressure European countries, especially countries such as Ukraine.”
And speaking of Ukraine, recall that in 2014, shortly after the US State Department facilitated the presidential coup in Ukraine, Joe Biden’s son Hunter joined the board of directors of Burisma, Ukraine’s largest oil and gas company. Surely that was merely a coincidence.
Several EU nations, particularly Germany, have repeatedly expressed interest in participating in Nord Stream 2, however the pipeline has been opposed by several minor bloc nations, including Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania and Hungary. Ukrainian authorities are also staunchly against the project, as it bypasses Ukraine and would impact them monetarily.
They oppose NS2 and are calling on the administration to bury it. Why? They don’t want Russia to be in a position to influence Europe, which would be “detrimental,” as they put it. Their preferred tool to implement this obstructionist policy is the use of sanctions. Thirty-nine out of 100 is a number no president can ignore. Powerful pressure is being put on the administration. Even before the senators wrote their letter, Kurt Volker, the US envoy to Ukraine, had claimed that NS2 was a purely political, not commercial, project.
Ook Donald Tusk is er op tegen samen met Rex Tillerson:
In January 2018, United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that the U.S. and Poland “oppose” the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. They see it as undermining Europe’s overall energy security and stability. On January 31, 2018, Germany granted Nord Stream 2 a permit for construction and operation in German waters and landfall areas near Lubmin. 
Het is wel duidelijk dat de VS loopt te stoken in de Europese betrekkingen (niet zo heel moeilijk) om hun eigen economische belangen veilig te stellen of te vergroten.
A letter by American lawmakers John McCain and Marco Rubio to the EU also criticized the project in July 2016.Isabelle Kocher, chief executive officer of Engie, criticised American sanctions targeting the projects, and said they were an attempt to promote American gas in Europe.