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Nord Stream Says Permit Hurdles May Delay New Gas Link to EU

  • Extension of pipeline from Russia troubled by Danish request
  • Link may be ready for transport only in second half of 2020

The extension of an undersea pipeline carrying Russian gas to Germany may be delayed by at least half a year if Denmark forces the promoters of the link to construct it along an alternative route.

The company behind Nord Stream 2 spelled out for the first time the details of a potential prolongation of work on the controversial pipeline, which it aims to complete by the end of this year. A Danish request to consider a new route would mean it will be ready to transport gas only in the second half of 2020, Nord Stream 2 said in a report made public by Denmark’s Energy Agency.