All political issues of Denmark to the laying of the “Nord stream-2” gas pipeline in its exclusive economic zone have been removed. US News reported, citing sources familiar with the progress of the project.
“There were political moments when the application concerned the passage through Danish territorial waters. At that stage, they that could tighten tightened. At the end of June it was withdrawn, “ the source said. He stressed that now only administrative details remained to be settled.
Earlier, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of “Gazprom” Viktor Zubkov said that Denmark will not be able to cancel the construction of “Nord stream-2.” He explained that if the country does not issue a permit for laying pipes in its territorial waters, the pipeline will be allowed to run on another route.
At the moment, the construction of “Nord stream – 2” has been completed by 83 percent. The pipe-laying vessel Solitaire has almost reached Danish territorial waters.
“Nord stream -2” runs under the Baltic Sea from Russia to Germany through the economic zones of Finland, Sweden, and Denmark. Experts do not exclude that the position of Denmark can delay the project for eight months and make it more expensive by 660 million euros. Ukraine, the Baltic States, Poland, and the United States oppose the construction of the pipeline. In their opinion, Nord stream 2 will strengthen Europe’s dependence on Russia. Washington, in turn, expects to increase the supply of its liquefied natural gas to European consumers.