Lithuania is building a new natural gas terminal at Muuga Harbor, underscoring the country's efforts to gain energy independence from Russia.
Berlin and Moscow both support building the controversial gas pipeline, but Kyiv is opposed. Economy minister Peter Altmaier is commuting between capitals to find a compromise. Miodrag Soric reports from Moscow.
Even if it falls apart, a planned Russian-German gas pipeline has already succeeded in one Kremlin objective: sowing discord in the West. But some believe commercial concerns will win out and the pipeline will go ahead.
As a German coalition government may emerge soon, a key issue that undid an earlier deal may now create more political havoc. Will Berlin accept a worsening of relations with eastern neighbors while securing cheaper gas?
Canada has given Malaysia's oil giant Petronas the green light to build a liquefied natural gas pipeline along its Pacific Northwest coast, imposing tough environmental protection requirements amid massive protests.
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