There are enough contracts in place to start construction on expansions to the twin Nord Stream gas pipeline through the Baltic Sea, Russia’s Gazprom said. Gazprom plans to double the capacity for the Nord Stream pipeline system, which runs through the Baltic Sea, and crosses into European territory before it makes landfall in Germany. A Gazprom statement carried by Russian news agency Tass said there were enough contracts signed to move to the construction phase. “Preparation for gas pipeline construction start is in full swing,” the statement read. “Contracts were executed for the time being for all basic materials, equipment and services needed to implement construction work.” The expansion will largely follow the path of […]