Denmark Energy Authority grants Nord Stream pipeline permit

Denmark’s Energy Authority has granted a permit to Nord Stream AG to construct the Danish section of a planned 1,223-km (760-mi) natural gas pipeline.

Offshore staff

ZUG, Switzerland -- Denmark’s Energy Authority has granted a permit to Nord Stream AG to construct the Danish section of a planned 1,223-km (760-mi) natural gas pipeline. The pipeline is planned to transport natural gas through the Baltic Sea from Russia to Germany for connection to the European energy grid. It will pass through 87.7 km (54 mi) of Denmark’s territorial waters and 49.9 km (31 mi) of its exclusive economic zone.

Nord Stream is currently in advanced discussions with the authorities of the four other countries through whose waters the pipeline will pass (Russia, Finland, Sweden, and Germany).

“The granting of the Danish permit is an important milestone for the Nord Stream project,” says Matthias Warnig, MD Nord Stream AG. “It is the result of extensive environmental and routing studies, close cooperation with the authorities and consultations with stakeholders and experts over the course of several years.”

10/21/2009

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