Nord Stream-2 has formally withdrawn its application for the route through Danish territorial waters south of Bornholm in Denmark.

The pipeline company that plans to transport natural gas underneath the Baltic Sea from Russia to Germany said the second and third applications for routes northwest and southeast of Bornholm remain unchanged.

Katja Yafimava, a senior research fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, told New Europe on 2 July that the decision to withdraw the first application means that neither Denmark nor Nord Stream-2 and Russian gas monopoly Gazprom wants the permitting question to be decided in the political/security sphere as it would have been the case if the Danish Foreign Ministry were to decide on the original territorial sea route.


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