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Gas for Europe

When completed, the Nord Stream pipeline will bring gas from Siberia to Western Europe along the Baltic Sea floor. The pipeline will bypass current transit countries in Eastern Europe -- what some fear will increase their dependence on Moscow.

Making Way for the Pipeline: A Treasure Trove in the Baltic Sea

Making Way for the Pipeline: A Treasure Trove in the Baltic Sea

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 16, 2010

While environmentalists are sharply opposed to the construction of the new Baltic Sea pipeline, archaeologists are delighted. The massive Nord Stream project to bring natural gas from Russia to Germany has uncovered dozens of shipwrecks and other historic artifacts. By Frank Thadeusz more... Comment ]

Countdown on the Baltic Sea: Will Baby Herring and Conservationists Delay Russo-German Pipeline?

Countdown on the Baltic Sea: Will Baby Herring and Conservationists Delay Russo-German Pipeline?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 11, 2010

Preparations are fast taking shape for the construction of the controversial Nord Stream natural gas pipeline between Russia and Germany this spring. But it still faces a legal challenge in Germany from environmentalists, and critics say the project could disrupt the spring spawning of the herring found in the western Baltic Sea. By Christoph Seidler in Rostock more...

Sunken Heritage: Pipeline Engineers Find Historic Shipwrecks in Baltic Sea

Sunken Heritage: Pipeline Engineers Find Historic Shipwrecks in Baltic Sea

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 09, 2010

Engineers surveying the Baltic Sea for a pipeline project have discovered several historic shipwrecks on the seabed, including an ancient Viking longboat and several ships from the 16th to 18th centuries. more...

Who Has the Longer Pipeline? The Eternal Rivalry of Joschka Fischer and Gerhard Schröder

Who Has the Longer Pipeline? The Eternal Rivalry of Joschka Fischer and Gerhard Schröder

SPIEGEL ONLINE - February 15, 2010

They used to be the double act at the top of the German government. But now former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder and ex-Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer are on opposing sides -- as lobbyists for two competing pipeline projects. By Ralf Neukirch more... Comment ]

The World From Berlin: On Nord Stream Pipeline, 'Germany Must Take a Selfish Stand'

The World From Berlin: On Nord Stream Pipeline, 'Germany Must Take a Selfish Stand'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 06, 2009

The Swedish and Finnish governments have finally consented to the construction of an ambitious new gas pipeline from Russia to Central Europe after years of opposition. German commentators welcome the removal of this last obstacle to the project but express reservations about Russian geopolitical ambitions. more...

Nord Stream Gets Go-Ahead: Denmark Approves Russian Baltic Pipeline

Nord Stream Gets Go-Ahead: Denmark Approves Russian Baltic Pipeline

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 20, 2009

The Danish Energy Agency approved Russia's controversial Nord Stream pipeline across the Baltic Sea on Tuesday. The line will deliver Russian natural gas to Western Europe but has drawn massive criticism from Eastern European countries who fear Moscow will use it as a political weapon. more...

The World From Berlin: New Energy Projects 'Not a Magic Bullet'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 14, 2009

Two major power projects got the go-ahead this week: the biggest solar energy project in the world and a politically challenging gas pipeline. Commentators were cautious with their praise, pointing out various difficulties with the plans and calling for a European-wide energy initiative. more...

Nabucco Pipeline Deal: Independence Day For European Gas

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 13, 2009

The leaders of four European countries and Turkey gathered in Ankara on Monday to sign the long-delayed Nabucco pipeline deal. The project aims to supply Europe with gas and, crucially, lessen dependency on Russia. more...

Fischer Goes for Gas: Ex-Foreign Minister to Become Nabucco Consultant

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 26, 2009

Former German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer has reportedly taken a job as a consultant for the Nabucco pipeline project, which will deliver natural gas from the Caspian region to Europe. His expertise at smoothing ruffled diplomatic feathers will come in handy. more...

The Great Pipeline Race: Russia's South Stream Project Gets a Boost

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 19, 2009

Key countries have signed on to Russia's South Stream project, giving it an edge over the rival Nabucco pipeline proposal in a race with geopolitical repercussions. By Jason Bush more...