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Nord Stream construction slated for 2010

MOSCOW, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- The first stages of construction of the Nord Stream gas pipeline through the Baltic Sea will begin in April 2010, officials said Tuesday.

Putin raises concerns over Nord Stream

MOSCOW, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Russian gas shipments to Europe will be more expensive unless political capital is expended in support of the Nord Stream pipeline, the prime minister said.

Nord Stream on schedule despite economy

ZUG, Switzerland, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- The planned Nord Stream gas pipeline from Russia to Germany is on schedule amid the looming global financial crisis, the consortium for the project said.

Medvedev issues warning on Nord Stream

BERLIN, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev issued a veiled warning in Berlin to "outside" powers trying to influence the Nord Stream natural gas project.

Germany, Russia reach gas deal

MOSCOW, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- German energy firm E.ON closed a deal with Russian monopoly Gazprom that paves the way for meeting supplies for the Nord Stream pipeline under the Baltic Sea.

Nord Stream route nearly munitions-free

MOSCOW, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Since surveys for the Baltic Sea Nord Stream gas pipeline began, 94 percent of the route is clear of chemical and conventional ordnance, a report says.

Russia talks finance on pipelines

MOSCOW, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Top officials with Russian energy giant Gazprom and the Hungarian state bank discussed the construction of the South Stream natural gas pipeline.

U.S. comments on Nord Stream irk Germany

BERLIN, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- The German government lodged a formal complaint regarding alleged interference by U.S. officials in a planned natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany.

EU decision on Nord Stream holds no sway

BRUSSELS, July 11 (UPI) -- A majority decision by the European Parliament opposing the Baltic Nord Stream natural gas pipeline did not dissuade the pipeline consortium's ambitions.

Wintershall welcomes EU's Nord Stream nod

BERLIN, July 10 (UPI) -- German oil and natural gas firm Wintershall hailed statements the European Parliament made in regard to the importance of the Nord Stream gas pipeline.

EU calls for assessment of Nord Stream

BRUSSELS, July 9 (UPI) -- The European Parliament approved an environmental assessment to explore the impact of the Nord Stream undersea natural gas pipeline before moving ahead.

E.ON says Nord Stream is on schedule

MOSCOW, June 24 (UPI) -- The Baltic Nord Stream gas pipeline is on schedule to launch in 2011 despite environmental concerns, German energy officials said Tuesday in Moscow.

Dutch firm Gasunie signs onto Nord Stream

MOSCOW, June 18 (UPI) -- Dutch gas infrastructure and transportation firm Gasunie joined the Russian-Baltic Sea Nord Stream pipeline project, Gazprom officials said Wednesday.

Baltic Council opposes Nord Stream project

RIGA, Latvia, June 5 (UPI) -- Members of the Council of Baltic Sea States voiced opposition to the Nord Stream gas pipeline of Russian energy giant Gazprom, citing environmental concerns.
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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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