Finland to receive Shtokman gas via North European Gas Pipeline
Finland will gain access to the North European Gas Pipeline, despite previous reports that the gas pipeline that will be laid through the bed of the Baltic Sea will bypass Finland. The information on it comes from Gasum gas company that sells natural gas in Finland, IA REGNUM reports.
As BarentsObserver informs, Gasum confirmed that the gas pipeline that stretches from the Shtokman gas field will have a branch from Karelia into Finland. The country has long tried to gain access to the gas pipeline that will join Central Europe with Russian resources of natural gas. Gasum has its own trump cards: its foreign owners are the same people who own the North European Gas Pipeline Project. According to head of the Finnish office of the company Antero Jannes, the branch to Finland will be cut into the major line in the territory of Karelia where the pipeline is not under water yet.