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Germany Confident of Nord Stream 2 Completion by Year’s End

  • Merkel government expects Denmark to approve license soon
  • Denmark’s project misgivings threatened to delay project

Germany is confident that hitches threatening the Russian-led Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will be resolved to allow completion of the project on time this year.

In a letter to federal lawmakers dated Sept. 6, Deputy Economy and Energy Minister Andreas Feicht said the government expects that Denmark will approve an alternative route for the Baltic pipeline soon. Denmark in 2018 demanded that the stakeholders seek an alternative pipeline route outside its territorial waters, raising the specter of construction delays.