Rus News Journal

Building Northern stream will begin in April 2010.

gas pipeline Building Northern stream which has met with today official approval of the Finnish authorities, will begin in April 2010., informs Associated Press.
the project of company Nord Stream AG has met with today approval from ministers of Finland who recognised as its ecologically safe for environment. In spite of the fact that the decision of the Finnish authorities can be challenged within a month, building of a gas pipeline will not stop it.
the gas pipeline, which length will make about 1200 km, will deliver 55 mlrd cubic metre of natural gas from Russia to Germany. Building Northern stream in April of this year also will end to 2011.
Before premieres - the minister of Finland Matti Vanhanen on joint the press - conferences with the head of the government of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin has declared that the body conclusion on preservation of the environment of Finland, concerning gas pipeline buildings Northern stream it will be received within the next few days. What will be this conclusion, M.Vanhanen has not specified. It has reminded that the government of Finland has drawn the positive conclusion on building Northern stream even in the autumn 2009.
the Gas pipeline will pass on territory of Russia, Finland, Sweden, Germany and Denmark. The project Northern stream company Nord Stream AG which is Open Society joint venture " realises; Gazprom (51 %), German concerns BASF and E. On (on 20 %) and N V. Nederlandse Gasunie (9 %).
Laid on a bottom of Baltic sea gas pipeline Nord Stream will provide for the first time direct deliveries of the Russian natural gas to the Western Europe. Raw-material base Nord Stream defines the Shtokmanovsky deposit, the licence for which development the affiliated company of Gazprom of Joint-Stock Company " owns; Sevmorneftegaz .
Designed capacity of a gas pipeline will make 55 mlrd cubic m. the First thread of a sea gas pipeline capacity 27,5 mlrd cubic m will be placed in operation in the end 2011., the second (too on 27,5 mlrd cubic) - in 2012.