Denmark is delaying the issuance of a permit for the construction of Nord Stream 2

The Head of the Austrian company OMV Rainer Seele said that the construction of the gas pipeline could be delayed due to the position of Denmark with laying the pipeline in its territorial waters.

“This is a theoretical possibility, I agree with you. Nord Stream 2 AG can execute the plan. But we do not know when the permit will be submitted”, he said at a press conference in Moscow.

“We have to wait for the Danish authorities to issue it. But the later it will be issued, the delay in the commissioning of the project can become a reality”, added Seele.

On January 1, 2018, an amendment to the Danish Continental Shelf Act entered into force.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark received the right to veto infrastructure projects in the country's territorial waters for political reasons.

Earlier it was reported that the Energy Agency of Denmark requested from the Nord Stream 2 pipeline operator an additional environmental assessment of the main route of the gas pipeline, to the south of Bornholm Island.


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