Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak has named the deadline for the readiness of the Russian export gas pipeline “Nord Stream-2” for launch, he is quoted as saying TASS…
“Nord Stream 2 has been completed. Commissioning and filling of the pipe with the required technological amount of gas are underway. And I believe that it will be ready for operation in the coming days, in order to launch it, ”Novak said.
According to him, the further operation of the pipeline and the timing of its actual launch will depend on the European regulator, which certifies Nord Stream 2. Earlier, the Russian side said that, according to its expectations, the process could take several months.
Laying of the first string of Nord Stream 2 was completed in June, and the second in September. Gazprom has already announced its intention to start deliveries by the end of 2021. A trial technical launch of the pipeline began on October 4.