Scientists of Lapland nature reserve are against Gazprom’s plans

Publish date: September 14, 2006

According to deputy director of Lapland nature reserve Valery Barkan, more than 140 rare species of flora can vanish in the North, if Gazprom builds its gas pipeline through forests near Imandra Lake.

Gazprom is considering plans of building a gas pipeline from the future gas liquefaction plant in Vidyaevo village (Murmansk region) to Volkhov town in Leningrad region. The gas will be extracted from the Shtokman gas condensate field, BarentsObserver reports.