RosTeckNadzor considers land-based part of Nord Stream to be environmentally safe

Publish date: January 30, 2007

Russian Federal Service for Ecological, Technical and Atomic Supervision (RosTeckNadzor) considered the project of building the land-based Nord Stream gas pipeline to be environmentally safe.

According to the commission’s conclusions, the project materials correspond with Russian environmental legislation. The commission admitted environmental impact of the gas pipeline building is allowable.

The commission’s decision is valid for 10 years, RusEnergy reports. Konstantin Pulikovsky – leader of RosTeckNadzor ordered to carry out environmental expert evaluation on materials of Nord Stream feasibility study changes. The changes are connected to the plans to increase gas export up to 55 billion cubic meters a year.

Nord Stream is a gas pipeline. It is to be built through the Baltic Sea and connect Russian coast with Baltic coast in Germany. Its length is 1,200 kilometers. The pipeline is planned to be put in operation in 2010. The capacity of the first line of the pipe is planned to be 27.5 billion cubic meters a year. Building of the second line of the gas pipeline will increase delivery of gas to 55 billion cubic meters a year.

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