Russia set to launch Euro gas pipeline

As the Nord Stream pipeline nears completion, state-owned company seeks to boost profits.

    Russia is putting the final touches on a new pipeline that will carry natural gas to Europe.

    A quarter of the continent's gas is already supplied by Russia - but with the opening of the new Nord Stream route in the coming weeks, the country's powerful state-owned Gazprom company hopes to increase exports further.

    Al Jazeera's Barnaby Phillips reports from Vyborg, in northwest Russia.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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