The Danish Energy Agency has issued a permit for the construction of Nord Stream2 gas pipeline. This was reported by Novoe Vremya with reference to the press release of the agency.
“The Danish 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... Denmark is obliged 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”, the message said.
The agency noted that since 2017, Nord Stream 2 AG has forwarded three applications for three different routes. The agency concluded that, for environmental and safety reasons, the preferred route is southeast of the island of Bornholm.
Recall that Denmark was the last country that did not give permission to build Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
In early February, Rainer Seele, Chairman of the Board of the Austrian company OMV, said that Denmark could accept permission to lay the gas pipeline by the end of 2019.
In March, Denmark did not agree on an alternative route for the gas project.
Head of NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine, Andriy Kobolyev, stated that Naftogaz had expected this decision during the fall, so now it was up to the sanctions of large Western countries.
“Even more important things are the completion of gas market reform and the full implementation of European energy legislation in Ukraine. This legislation will protect us in the same way as it protects the consumers of the European Union”, he added.