The Swedish Wire
Minister for the Environment Andreas Carlgren said Thursday the government has given go-ahead for Nord Stream AG to lay two natural gas pipelines on the continental shelf within Sweden's exclusive economic zone in the Baltic Sea.
Nord Stream AG is a partnership between Russian state-run energy giant Gazprom and Germany's E.On Ruhrgas and BASF-Wintershall. The 1,220-kilometre (760-mile) pipeline needs the green light from Finland, Sweden and Denmark before building can begin as it will run close to their Baltic coastlines.
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