Gazprom expects Polish authorities to issue a permit for the Nord Stream-2 pipeline project on August 31, Board Chairman of the Russian gas holding Viktor Zubkov said.
“According to terms stipulated under Poland laws, we are to receive a permit from the Polish antimonopoly department if there are no additional inquiries”, Zubkov said.
Poland was expected to issue the permit on June 18, Zubkov said.
“However, instead of the permit we regrettably received six additional inquiries we had to answer, although some of them were not related to Nord Stream-2 at all. We are responding to these inquiries and hence receipt of documents is postponed until August 31”, he added.
The Nord Stream-2 projects includes construction of two lines of the offshore gas pipeline with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters of gas a year from Russia to Germany under the Baltic Sea, in addition to the existing two lines. The project is to be implemented by the new engineering company New European Pipeline AG. (TASS/Business World Magazine)