3 Sep 2021 10:55

'Very short while' to go until completion of Nord Stream 2 pipeline - Gazprom CEO

VLADIVOSTOK. Sept 3 (Interfax) - Construction of the second string of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia across the Baltic Sea to Germany will be completed very soon, Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller said.

There is only a "very short while" to go before the pipeline is completed, Miller told reporters on Friday.

A day earlier, Miller said that Gazprom will be able to supply the first gas to the European market through Nord Stream 2 "before the end of this year, in this heating season."

"All of the necessary facilities have been built on the Russian side: production facilities in Yamal and gas transport facilities in the northern gas transport corridor," he said.

"Everyone well knows that the route from Yamal across the Baltic to Europe is the shortest and most cost effective for consumers. And what's very, very important, the most environmentally clean. A low carbon footprint, 5.6 times lower compared to the corridor that runs through Ukrainian territory," Miller said.