Finland to get Shtokman gas via the Nord Stream
The North European Gas Pipeline
The huge Nord Stream gas pipeline on the bottom of the Baltic Sea was expected to bypass Finland. Now, however, gas company Gasum says that Finland will get its own tap into the pipe, Yle News reports. The Nord Stream will be connected with a projected pipeline linking the Barents Sea Shtokman field with Russia major. Gasum confirms that a pipeline branch from the Republic of Karelia will stretch into Finland.
Finland has been lobbying unsuccessfully for a tap into the line, which is to connect central Europe with Russia's vast natural gas reserves. Gasum, a company that sells natural gas in Finland, had an ace in the race, however - its foreign owners are the same ones that own the pipeline project. Gasum's Finland branch CEO Antero J�nnes says Finland's link to the Nord Stream pipeline, will tap into the main pipeline in Russian Karelia, before it goes underwater.