UPDATE 2: Sweden approves RussiaТs Nord Stream-2 construction
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STOCKHOLM, Jun 7 (PRIME) -- Sweden has allowed construction of RussiaТs Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline on its territory, Minister for Enterprise and Innovation Mikael Damberg said at a press conference on Thursday.
Operator of the project Nord Stream 2 AG said that preparatory works to build the pipeline will begin within the next few months.
The Nord Stream-2 project envisages construction of two lines of a natural gas pipeline with an annual capacity of up to 55 billion cubic meters, running from the Russian shore to Germany under the Baltic Sea. Russian gas giant Gazprom will implement the project together with GermanyТs E.ON and BASF, Royal Dutch Shell, AustriaТs OMV, and FranceТs Engie.