Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Centuries-old shipwrecks threaten gas pipeline project
SCUTTLED warships from a conflict nearly 300 years ago are threatening the construction of a multibillion-pound gas pipe-line on the floor of the Baltic Sea.

The 746-mile, £5.9-billion Russian-German project aims to avoid the political problems of transporting gas overland via Ukraine and Belarus, two countries that have serious issues with the Kremlin and the Russian energy giant Gazprom.

And you certainly don't want to tick off the Russians these days. . . . .