The Finnish Uusimaa Regional Environment Centre in a statement concludes that the Nord Stream project poses no serious environmental threat to Finland and that the planning of the 1200 km long underwater Baltic pipeline project can proceed.
The development of infrastructure and field operations in the Yamal Peninsula has reached a level, which makes possible a launch of the Bovanenkovo field ahead of schedules, Gazprom deputy Aleksandr Ananenkov said when visiting the gas-rich area this week.
In their upcoming shareholders committee meeting, the partners in the Shtokman Development AG will have to agree on ways to meet the rapidly changing situation in the world gas market and overcome strongly diverging views on field development.
The Norwegian Ministry of Environment will in April present a report, which will lay the foundation for the future management of the Lofoten waters, the oil-rich and environmentally vulnerable areas off northern Norway
Russia has the world’s strictest regulations on offshore oil production, but lags seriously behind with regard to emergency preparedness, a leading official in the country’s main environmental watchdog says.