Contents tagged with Norway

  • Poland receives final permit for construction of Baltic Pipe gas pipeline

    The Swedish government has approved the construction of the offshore section of the Baltic Pipe pipeline, through which Norwegian gas will go to Poland, reported the Polish gas pipelines operator Gaz-System, which is building the pipeline together with the Danish company Energinet SOV.

    About 85 kilometer of pipeline will be in Sweden's exclusive economic zone. In general, the length of the underwater part of the pipeline, which will be laid on the bottom of the Baltic Sea, will be about 275 …

  • Poland begins construction of Baltic Pipe gas pipeline

    Poland will begin construction of the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline in the coming days, announced Polish President Andrzej Duda.

    "In fact, the construction of the Baltic Pipe begins, that is, the famous gas pipeline, which will pass first from the Norwegian shelf to Denmark, and then through Denmark to Poland, to our coast," he said.

    According to the Polish President, last week the operator of the Polish gas pipeline network Gaz-System signed a contract for the implementation of this project with …

  • Russia accuses Norway of violating Svalbard Treaty

    The Russian Embassy in Norway said that Oslo violates its obligations under the Svalbard archipelago treaty. "There are problems with Svalbard [Treaty]. Our issues are practical and need to be addressed," reads the statement published on the Russian Embassy’s Facebook page.

    According to the Russian Embassy, Oslo violates the agreement because it issues "permits for the development of oil and gas deposits in the areas of the continental shelf which fall under the treaty."

    The Russian Embassy …

  • Belarus receives first shipment of Norwegian oil

    The first shipment of Norwegian oil arrived at the Naftan refinery in Belarus on January 26, reports BelTA.

    "59 containers with 3.5 thousand tons of oil have arrived from the port of Klaipeda to Novopolotsk by rail. The entire shipment of oil, 86,000 tons, from Norway, which was delivered by the ship Breiviken, will be transported to the Belarusian plant within two weeks," Naftan's statement reads.

    The contract for the supply of Russian oil to Belarus expired on January 1. The parties failed …

  • Belarus finds alternative to Russian oil

    The Belarusian Oil Company (BNK) has purchased 80,000 tons of oil from Norway, BelTA reports, citing the press service of Belneftekhim, the Belarusian State Concern for Oil and Chemistry.

    “The Belarusian Oil Company has purchased a batch of Norwegian oil. We’re talking about 80,000 tons. It is intended for refining at Naftan,” stated the press service, as cited by BelTA.

    Naftan is one of the two Belarusian oil refineries situated in the Vitebsk region. It is used to refine oil from Russia, …

  • Norway suspects Russian military of creating radio interference in its northern regions

    The Norwegian Defense Ministry reported that recent radio interference in the country has been caused by  the tests of the Russian frigate.

    According to the Aftenposten newspaper, there are failures in the work of radio equipment in the last few days in Northern Norway, including the Finnmark region, which is on the border with Russia. According to the Norwegian Communications Authority, the interference is linked to the tests of the Russian frigate Admiral Flota Kasatonov in the Barents Sea. …

  • NATO: Russia increased its presence in Norwegian Sea and North Atlantic

    Ten Russian submarines were spotted simultaneously in the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic, said the NATO spokesperson Oana Lungescu, as cited by RND.

    "Russia is constantly increasing its underwater capacity," Lungescu said.

    She pointed out that the activity of Russian submarines this year has reached the highest level since the end of the Cold War.

    "NATO will respond to this, in particular, with more patrols. In addition, NATO will invest in modern anti-submarine aerial combat …

  • Norwegian military concerned by Russian T-80BVM tanks deployed near Norway’s borders

    The Norwegian army needs new tanks in light of the modernized T-80BVM tanks which Russia has deployed on its border with Norway and Finland, said Lieutenant Colonel Per Espen Strande, Head of Communications for the Norwegian Army, on November 20.

    “Modern tanks are an integral part of any reliable army. Both our allies and our potential enemies have been upgrading. This deployment highlights the Norwegian Army’s need for new tanks as quickly as possible,” Norway’s TV 2 channel cites him as …

  • Russia releases Norwegian citizen accused of espionage

    Norwegian citizen Frode Berg has been deported from Russia to the Norwegian Embassy in Lithuania, reports the press service of the Norwegian government. Berg was convicted in Russia for espionage.

    Norwegian citizen Berg, as well as two Lithuanians Yevgeny Mataitis and Aristidas Tamosaitis, who were convicted in Russia for espionage, were exchanged for two Russian citizens Nikolai Filipchenko and Sergei Moisejenko.

    The exchange took place on the Lithuanian-Russian border. The day before, …

  • Norway: Russia has begun large-scale maneuvers in North Atlantic

    Russia has started maneuvers in the North Atlantic involving nuclear submarines, reported the Norwegian government-owned broadcasting company NRK, citing Norwegian military intelligence sources. According to the sources, this is the largest military exercise in the North Atlantic since the end of the Cold War.

    The intelligence sources cited by NRK report that 10 Russian submarines that were previously stationed at the Kola Peninsula have been involved in the exercise. Of the submarines, eight …