The string will be packed with gas gradually to reach the volume and pressure necessary for further technical testing.
Besides, the pre-commissioning activities were held to assure the pipeline integrity, including the inspection inside the pipe with the use of the special diagnostic tools, as well as external visual and tools’ check.
As it was reported earlier, the construction of the Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline was completely finished as of the morning of September 10.
Meanwhile, at the opening of the gas market on October 1, the gas price in Europe reached 100 euros per megawatt/h, or 1,197 U.S. dollars per 1,000 cubic meters.
A group of over 40 MEPs is demanding that the European Commission urgently investigate Gazprom's manipulation and blackmail.