The Trump Regime Wants US LNG Replacing Russian Natural Gas

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
The Trump Regime Wants US LNG Replacing Russian Natural Gas

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Russia's Nord Stream pipeline project is the most impressive of its kind – when completed to be the world's longest underwater pipeline.

It'll be able to deliver 55 billion cubic meters of natural gas from beneath the Baltic Sea, its capacity to be doubled by an additional line.

The project is scheduled for completion by late 2019, construction cost an estimated 9.5 billion euros.

The pipeline will traverse the territorial waters of Russia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Germany.

Russia's Gazprom's European partners include France's Engie, Austria's OMV AG, Germany's Uniper and Wintershall, along with Royal Dutch Shell. These companies are financing half the cost, Gazprom the remainder.

According to Gazprom's CEO Alexey Miller, January 1, 2020 is the project's expected startup
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