Denmark approves Nord Stream 2 project

Denmark approves Nord Stream 2 project

Denmark’s energy agency has granted a permit to Nord Stream 2 AG to construct a section of the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipelines on the Danish continental shelf southeast of Bornholm in the Baltic Sea."

according to the agency, Denmark is now obligated to "allow the construction of transit pipelines with respect to resources and the environment and if necessary to assign the route where such pipelines should be laid," Sputnik reported.

Earlier in October, Gazprom announced that 83% of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline had been completed, adding that the pipeline is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

The Nord Stream 2 project envisages the building of a twin pipeline that will deliver around 55 billion cubic metres of gas directly to Germany and other European countries. The pipeline for carrying Russian natural gas to Europe is set to pass through the territories of Denmark, Finland, Germany, Russia, and Sweden. The Danish permit was the last one needed for the pipeline.