Denmark decides to switch to Russian gas

Denmark decides to switch to Russian gas

At that, Denmark continues to be a key obstacle to completing the construction of the Russian Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline.

The Danish government has decided to stop gas production at its largest Taira field for three years. The kingdom plans to buy Russian gas from Germany. 

Denmark has decided to suspend gas production in the territory of its largest Tyra field in the North Sea for a period of three years for the renovation of the local facilities. Throughout this period of time, the kingdom intends to purchase gas supplied from the Russian Federation, Danmarks Radio reported. 

According to the radio station, 1.5 million households in Denmark are heated by gas. Over the next three years, the kingdom plans to purchase it from Germany.

“This means that Denmark falls into gas dependence on Russia, since the latter supplies the fuel to Germany,” the radio said in its statement. In addition to the Russian gas, the country can also receive gas through Germany from Norway and the Netherlands.

It is to be noted that against the background of this statement, Denmark continues to be a key obstacle to completing the construction of the Russian Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, the route of which runs from Russia to Germany, and goes along the bottom of the Baltic Sea. It was reported that it was planned to make the first supplies through it before the end of this year. Its completion would allow Moscow to refuse to renew the transit contract with Kiev, which expires on December 31, 2019.

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