Gazprom Announces Completion of Nord Stream 2

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The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline was finished in its entirety on September 10th, according to a statement from Gazprom, TASS reports.

Chairman of the Board Alexey Miller said during a morning operating meeting of Gazprom that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline construction was finished at 8:45 Moscow time, according to a statement.

The project operator had completed the last pipe of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, according to previous reports. The gas pipeline will be operational by the end of the year, according to the firm.

The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline is expected to deliver 5.6 billion cubic meters of gas this year, according to Gazprom.

According to Bloomberg, Gazprom intends to begin sending gas through the first string of Nord Stream 2 on October 1, and through both by December 1.

Nord Stream 2 is a gas pipeline that runs from Russia’s coast through the Baltic Sea to Germany, with a total capacity of 55 billion cubic meters per year. The project was halted in December 2019 after Swiss Allseas decided to stop laying pipes because of the possibility of U.S. penalties. The building of the gas pipeline has been restarted since December 2020.