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Denmark can’t stop Russian gas pipeline but may slow project down

Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen says that Denmark cannot prevent the Russian-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project from being implemented, national commercial broadcaster TV2 reports. Denmark, however, may be able to slow down the construction works, according to the prime minister. It has the legal right to not grant a permit for the construction and operation of Nord ...

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Russian gas pipeline to Europe gets thumbs up from Finland

Finland has issued the second and final permit for the construction and operation of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline through the Nordic country’s waters, the company in charge of the project said in a statement. “This is an important day for our project: following a very thorough analysis and extensive engagement, the Finnish authorities have approved our detailed plans ...

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EU will neither approve nor stop Russian gas pipeline to Europe

A European Commission energy official has said that neither the commission nor the European Union would approve the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project led by Russian energy giant Gazprom, but added it would not be sanctioned either. “We believe that Nord Stream 2 does not promote the diversification of sources and routes of gas supplies,” Dominique Ristori said at a ...

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Russian gas pipeline gets green light from Germany as US tries to kill project

Germany has issued a permit for the construction and operation of an offshore section of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of Germany in the Baltic Sea. Read more “The BSH [Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency of Germany] issued the permit for this approximately 30-kilometres-long route section in accordance with the Federal Mining Act,” the ...

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US senators urge Trump to block construction of Russian gas pipeline to Europe

A group of Republican and Democratic senators is urging the White House to use all options to block the building of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, aimed at delivering natural gas from Russia to Germany. Read more “We write to express our concern about the continuing development of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that would carry natural gas from Russia ...

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Ukraine uses Gazprom dispute in bid to scupper Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has once again urged European policymakers to scrap plans for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which would bypass Ukraine and deprive it of transit fees. He told EU officials that the Russian energy monopoly Gazprom was an unreliable partner for Europe. According to Poroshenko, the European Union and Ukraine should boost cooperation to increase their ...

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Canadians question Trudeau’s eco-leadership as thousands march against pipeline (PHOTOS)

Thousands of demonstrators marched through a Vancouver suburb as part of an indigenous-led protest against a pipeline expansion project approved by ‘eco-friendly’ Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The Saturday demonstration was held at a site near a Kinder Morgan facility in Burnaby, British Columbia. Protesters held signs that read “Water is life,” while other placards questioned Trudeau’s commitment to preserving ...

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Poland plans to end dependence on Russian energy with own Baltic pipeline – report

In an attempt to cut its reliance on Russian natural gas, Poland has decided to build a pipeline through the Baltic Sea as an alternative to Nord Stream, reports German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. The project, called Baltic Pipe, was proposed by Polish right-wing populist party ‘Law and Justice,’ and will reportedly move the gas from Denmark. The idea is ...

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Germany green lights construction of Russian gas pipeline Nord Stream 2

Russia has been granted a permit for construction of the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline in German territorial waters. The project would double the existing gas supply from Russia to Germany. “This permit is the result of extensive planning and consultation process. Nord Stream 2 is aware of its responsibility towards this sensitive natural habitat and has taken this ...

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PetroChina’s biggest refinery doubles Russian pipeline oil intake

Since the new Russia-China oil supply agreement took effect at the start of the year, PetroChina’s largest refinery has almost doubled the amount of Russian pipeline crude oil that it is processing. Read more A senior industry source with direct knowledge of the volumes told Reuters, the 410,000-bpd PetroChina refinery in the northeast port city Dalian will process 260,000 bpd ...

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