Nord Stream 2 fills first string with gas

One of the twin gas connection's pipes is declared technically ready to transport gas from Russia to Germany "as soon as possible".

Photo: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix

Since the US and Germany reached a political compromise during summer regarding gas pipeline Nord Stream 2, the company behind the project has taken important steps toward commissioning.

Monday, Nord Stream 2 AG announces that one of the project's two strings has been filled with technical gas. Nord Stream 2 AG has filled pipeline B with 177 million cubic meters of gas at a pressure of 103 bar, according to the statement.

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