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Denmark greenlights Nord Stream 2

The Danish Energy Agency permits the gas project's developer to commission the first of two pipelines.

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For Denmark's part, one of gas project Nord Stream 2's pipes now meet all relevant criteria, is certified and thus permitted to enter operation, says the Danish Energy Agency as it approves pipeline B. A few conditions still need to be met by pipeline A before the part of the Russian-German gas pipeline lying in the Scandinavian country's waters is fully approved.

At the same time, project company Nord Stream 2 AG announces that the first gas filling procedures have commenced. The pipe is being gradually filled with gas to build up the volume and pressure necessary for further technical testing. Meanwhile, pre-commissioning tests are being conducted on the project's other pipe.

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