OREANDA-NEWS. The Danish Energy Agency (DEA) has issued permission for operating of the gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 on its continental shelf. This is reported on the agency’s website. An application was filed on November 18, 2019.

“Commissioning can only take place when at least one of the pipelines has been tested, verified and when relevant conditions in the construction permit and the operations permit have been met,” the statement of the DEA reads.

The project Nord Stream 2 involves the construction of a gas pipeline from the Russian coast through the Baltic Sea to Germany; its capacity should be 55 billion cubic meters per year. The operator of the project is Nord Stream 2 AG; the only shareholder of this company is Russian energy corporation Gazprom.

The completion of the project was under threat due to the situation with the Russian opposition leader Aleksey Navalny. Germany was urged to abandon the gas pipeline. This idea, in particular, was supported by US President Donald Trump. Denmark declared that it is not going to revoke the work permit for political reasons.