The Danish government approved a project to deliver Norwegian gas to Poland via the Baltic Pipe pipeline. At the same time, Denmark is delaying the issuance of license for the construction of the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
On July 12, the Danish Environmental Protection Agency issued a license for the construction of a gas pipeline exit on the east coast of Denmark.
After that, the Danish gas transmission operator Energinet can move to the next stage – obtaining licenses from 13 municipalities on the land pipeline route.
The Danish Energy Agency must also issue approvals for the construction of the offshore section in the waters of Denmark.
The Baltic Pipe gas pipeline has to link the fields on the Norwegian shelf in the North Sea with Poland through Denmark. The planned capacity of the pipeline is 10 billion cubic meters of gas per year.
Earlier it was reported that the EC and Poland signed an agreement on financing the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline. €215 million will be allocated for the construction from the European budget.