Germany Approves Russia-built Nord Stream 2 Gas Pipeline

Reuters, March 27, 2018

Germany has approved the construction and operation of the Russia-built Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, its operator and the German maritime authority said on Tuesday. The Nord Stream 2 operator said it expected that other four countries along the route of the undersea gas pipeline – Russia, Finland, Sweden and Denmark – will issue permits in the coming months. The “scheduled construction works are to be implemented in 2018 as planned” it added. Germany’s maritime authority BSH said in a statement on Tuesday that it had approved the building of the 31-kilometre section that runs through its waters since it posed no danger to shipping or the environment.”

(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin and Thomas Escritt; Editing by Louise Heavens)

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