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Russia pushes ahead on Europe gas link before US sanctions

Russia is stepping up work on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline before the US tightens sanctions against the controversial project designed to feed more natural gas into Germany.Construction of the 1,230-kilometre (764-mile) pipeline reached a milestone on Monday with the completion of pipe-laying of a section in Germany’s exclusive economic zone, the project operator said. Among the next steps is resuming work in Denmark’s part of the Baltic Sea, where the bulk of the remaining sections of the 157-kilometre link will be located.Progress on the link is a victory for Russian President Vladimir Putin and the nation’s gas export champion, …read more

Source:: Gulf times