24 Apr 2019 16:33

Head of Gazprom tells German ambassador of importance of Nord Stream 2 for country's energy security

MOSCOW. April 24 (Interfax) - Gazprom chief Alexei Miller has held a meeting with German Ambassador to Russia Rudiger von Fritsch, the Russian gas giant said in a statement.

The parties discussed the importance of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, currently under construction, for the energy security of Europe and Germany.

At present, over 1080 kilometers or 44% of the whole pipeline has been laid on the Baltic Sea floor.

Furthermore, it was noted that Germany is the world's leading importer of Russian gas. In 2018, Gazprom set a new record for gas deliveries to the country at 58.5 bcm.

The Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 pipelines are run from Russia to German via the Baltic Sea floor. The project capacity of each pipeline is 55 bcm of gas annually.