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Denmark withdrew permission to build a gas pipeline from Norway to Poland

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The kingdom's authorities issued the permit in 2019, but now the regulator has withdrawn it due to "insufficient knowledge" of the potential damage to the environment.

Denmark withdrew permission to build a gas pipeline from Norway to Poland

The Danish Environmental and Food Appeals Board has revoked the permit for the construction of the Baltic Pipe, which was supposed to connect Norway and Poland along the bottom of the Baltic Sea. About this reported by the press service of the Danish transport system operator Energinet.

"On May 31, 2021, the Environmental and Food Appeal Board revoked the environmental permit for the Baltic Pipe project issued by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency on July 12, 2019," the statement said.

The decision was caused by the fact that the Environmental Protection Agency did not sufficiently study the issues of protecting nature and certain species during the laying of the gas pipeline.

The operator is now clarifying with the authorities the consequences of the decision, but is already preparing to halt construction work pending the receipt of the necessary permit.

Baltic Pipe is a 230 km long gas pipeline that is supposed to connect Norwegian fields in the North Sea with the Polish gas transmission system through Denmark in the Baltic Sea. The project was planned to be completed in 2022.

In 2020, against the backdrop of ongoing sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, Warsaw offered Berlin to replace it with the Baltic Pipe infrastructure.

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