Europe needs more than one pipeline

BRUSSELS, July 21 (UPI) -- Europe may need more than one alternate gas transport option if it hopes to provide sweeping energy security across the region, Nord Stream executives say.

Nord Stream gaining momentum?

MUNICH, Germany, July 17 (UPI) -- The Nabucco natural gas pipeline to Europe is not a source of envy for Moscow as Russian President Dmitry Medvedev lobbies for the rival Nord Stream in Germany.

Medvedev in Germany to talk Nord Stream

MUNICH, Germany, July 16 (UPI) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev met Thursday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss energy security and the Nord Stream gas pipeline.

Concerns remain over Nord Stream

HELSINKI, Finland, July 6 (UPI) -- The Nord Stream natural gas pipeline received tacit approval from the Finnish government, though a regional consortium has asked for more environmental studies.

Nord Stream slated for 2010 construction

MOSCOW, July 1 (UPI) -- The undersea construction for the Nord Stream natural gas pipeline through the Baltic Sea is slated for April 2010, the pipeline consortium said.

Nord Stream wraps up environmental vetting

STRALSUND, Germany, June 18 (UPI) -- The consortium and developer for the Nord Stream gas pipeline wrapped up a two-day meeting on environmental reporting on the project in Germany.

Berlin worried over Nord Stream route

BERLIN, June 16 (UPI) -- The German military expressed concern that the planned route for the Nord Stream gas pipeline may interfere with its naval testing grounds.

Putin in Finland on Nord Stream talks

HELSINKI, Finland, June 3 (UPI) -- Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin arrived Wednesday in Finland to lobby for the Nord Stream natural gas pipeline through the Baltic Sea, Moscow said.

Schroeder: Nord Stream a European project

KALININGRAD, Russia, May 20 (UPI) -- The Nord Stream gas pipeline from Russia to Germany should be seen as part of European efforts to diversify the energy sector, a former German chancellor said.

Environment haunts Nord Stream

TALLINN, Estonia, May 1 (UPI) -- Estonian researchers challenged the thoroughness of an environmental survey in the Gulf of Finland for the Nord Stream natural gas pipeline.

Finns balk on Nord Stream

HELSINKI, Finland, April 21 (UPI) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev failed to win support for the Nord Stream natural gas pipeline from the Finnish government because of environmental concerns.

Medvedev in Finland on gas talks

HELSINKI, Finland, April 20 (UPI) -- The Nord Stream natural gas pipeline to Europe is expected to top the agenda of a meeting Monday between Russian and Finnish officials.

Putin touts Nord Stream

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, April 15 (UPI) -- The Nord Stream natural gas pipeline from the Baltic Sea will position Germany as a major energy hub for European customers, the Russian premier said.

Officials: Nord Stream ESA right step

BRUSSELS, March 12 (UPI) -- The publication of an environmental assessment report for the planned Nord Stream gas pipeline through the Baltic Sea is a positive step, officials said.

Nord Stream ecology issue for Sweden

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, March 10 (UPI) -- Sweden may put the environment on its agenda when it takes the European presidency in July, casting a possible shadow over the Nord Stream gas pipeline.
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Nord Stream (Russian: Северный поток Severnyy potok, German: Nordeuropäische Gasleitung; former names: North Transgas and North European Gas Pipeline; also known as the Russo–German gas pipeline or the Baltic Sea gas pipeline) is a planned natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany by the company Nord Stream AG. The name of Nord Stream refers usually to the offshore pipeline between Vyborg, Russia, and Greifswald, Germany, but sometimes it may have wider meaning, which includes the onshore pipeline in Russia and further connections in Western Europe.

The project, which is promoted by Russia and Germany, is seen as controversial both for environmental concerns and national security risks in several countries such as Sweden, Poland and the Baltic states, which favour overland alternatives.

The original pipeline project started in 1997 when Gazprom and the Finnish company Neste (later Fortum) formed a joint company North Transgas Oy for construction and operation of a gas pipeline from Russia to Northern Germany across the Baltic Sea. North Transgas cooperated with the German gas company Ruhrgas (later E.ON). A route survey in the Exclusive Economic Zones of Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Germany, and a feasibility study of the pipeline was performed in 1998. Various route options were considered including routes with onshore segments through Finland and Sweden.

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