The Russian government has ordered construction of a pipeline for the Kaliningrad region, which will be commissioned in 2017. The corresponding decree was published on Monday on the official website of the Russian Government.

The transfer pipeline will be laid on the territory of the Kaliningrad region and the nearshore water area of the Baltic Sea to ensure power supply of the Kaliningrad region.

“The territorial planning included a transfer gas pipeline from the activation unit of a cleaning terminal for receiving, storing and regasification of liquefied natural gas to a tie-in point with a gas pipeline branch to the Kaliningrad underground gas storage from the main pipeline Vilnius – Kaliningrad,” the document said.