Haley Barbour
Haley Barbour

BGR Government Affairs represents Allseas Nederland, Dutch energy services company that is laying pipe under the Baltic Sea for the controversial Nord Stream 2 project.

Fifty-percent owned by Russia’s Gazprom, and the 760-mile NS2 pipeline would transport natural gas from eastern Russian to Germany. Royal Dutch Shell and Germany’s BASF are among Gazprom’s partners in the project.

Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Tx) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) have introduced a bill that would slap sanctions on “certain vessels involved in the construction of Russian energy export pipelines.”

They say NS2 will increase Europe’s dependence on Russian natural gas while cutting the amount of energy that flows through the existing pipeline in Ukraine.

Allseas is using BGR for strategic guidance and counsel regarding issues and legislation regarding European energy security.

BGR founding partner Haley Barbour (former chairman of the Republican National Committee and governor of Mississippi) heads the lobbying team that includes Walker Roberts (special assistant to President Reagan) and Lester Munson (ex-staff director of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee).