Finland approves first of two permits for Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline

The government's approval is conditional however, with the provision that the project should take into consideration environmental concerns in the region. The stretch of two parallel pipelines in Finnish waters would measure some 374 km in length, with the entire pipeline measuring some 1,200 km. When completed, the pipeline will begin at Vyborg, Russia and terminate at Greifswald, Germany. A decision on the second required permit, made by the Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland, is expected to arrive in the coming weeks. The state agency is also expected to carry out an assessment on the environmental impact of the project. - YLE -



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