The United States is urging European allies and private companies to halt work that could help build the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline and is preparing wider sanctions on the Russian project in coming weeks, senior Trump administration officials said on Wednesday.

According to Reuters, Washington has what it considers “reliable information” about modifications being carried out to the Oceanic 5000, a crane ship, in Spain’s Canary Islands, upgrades that U.S. officials say will equip the ship to lay pipe in deep water. Image Credit: Farzad Bayanati/MarineTraffic.com

The outgoing Trump administration is readying a fresh round of congressionally mandated sanctions “in the very near future” that it believes could deal a fatal blow to the Russia-to-Germany project led by state gas company Gazprom, three officials said.

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