Nord Stream 2 will start operating in mid-2020

Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak did not specify in which month this could happen.

Nord Stream 2 will start operating in mid-2020

The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will start operating in mid-2020. This was reported to reporters by Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak.

“In the middle of next year”, – he said, answering the question of when the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline would be operational.

Kozak did not specify in which month this could happen.

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak previously told reporters that gas supplies through the Nord Stream 2 pipeline could begin in the coming months, possibly even before the end of 2019.

Today, Nord Stream 2 is built on more than 80%. The project completion date is the end of 2019.

Nord Stream 2 involves the construction of two pipelines with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters. m of gas per year from the coast of Russia through the Baltic Sea to Germany. Gazprom’s European partners in the project are German Uniper and Wintershall, Austrian OMV, French Engie and Anglo-Dutch Shell. The pipeline will bypass the transit states – Ukraine, Belarus, Poland and other East European and Baltic countries – through the exclusive economic zones and territorial waters of Russia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Germany.

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