The Russian Nord Stream gas pipeline resumed its work after the repair four days earlier than planned. The pipeline started working yesterday, July 27. This is stated on its official website.
"Nord Stream AG has completed all planned maintenance works on the twin gas pipelines timely and in full. Between 16 July and 27 July 2019, all planned maintenance works on mechanical components, as well as testing of the automation system were carried out. After the temporary shutdown of the pipeline system, gas transmission resumed today and the full capacity of the pipeline is now available again to continue to fulfill all nominations," the report said.
We recall, July 16, Nord Stream was stopped for repairs. Both lines of the offshore gas pipeline were shut down for two weeks for scheduled maintenance.
The Nord Stream is the main gas pipeline between Russia and Germany, running under the Baltic Sea. Its length is 1 224 km, and the capacity of both lines is 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year. The gas pipeline was launched in 2012.
Earlier, Polish President Andrzej Duda urged the German government to give up on Nord Stream 2 construction. He insisted that the new pipeline would breach the current energy balance, posing danger to the energy safety of some countries in Central and Eastern Europe.
Russian President Putin claimed that the Russian Federation was ready to save the gas transit through Ukraine after the launch of the Nord Stream 2.
Gazprom and its partners intended to begin the realization of the Nord Stream 2 project, which costs ten billion dollars. It is expected that the 1,200-km gas pipeline will be laid through the Baltic Sea, and will connect Russia and Germany bypassing Ukraine, Poland, and Baltic countries. The capacity of the gas pipeline will be twice increased compared to that of the first Nord Stream. The construction is estimated to be completed by the end of 2019.