Russia-Germany gas pipeline seeks new route in Baltic sea

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The developers of a natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany have applied for a third route south of Denmark’s Baltic Sea island of Bornholm, as they try to overcome objections from the country.

The Danish Energy Agency says Nord Stream 2 has applied for an alternative route in the seas south-east of Bornholm in Denmark’s exclusive economic zone.

The agency could not say Monday when a permit might be granted but said only one permit can be granted.

The Switzerland-based company confirmed submitting a new route on top of two others around Bornholm that are currently pending with Danish authorities.

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The Baltic pipeline has come under fire from the United States and some European countries claiming it could increase Europe’s dependence on Russia as a supplier of energy.

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