19 Jan 2023 18:22

Russia yet to complete examination of Nord Stream infrastructure - Novak

ASHGABAT. Jan 19 (Interfax) - The examination of the Nord Stream and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines is ongoing, Deputy Russian Prime Minister Alexander Novak told reporters on the sidelines of a Russian-Turkmen business forum.

Asked about the prospects for gas supplies through the surviving line, he said: "It's too early to talk about it now. An examination of this infrastructure is taking place. There is no final conclusion on this from the point of view of the integrity of this infrastructure. We will look at the results."

Novak did not say when examination would be complete. "The work is ongoing," he said.

The Nord Stream pipeline has been fully shut down owing to a number of sanctions-related problems regarding equipment maintenance. At the end of September 2022, two lines of Nord Stream and one line of Nord Stream 2 exploded near the Danish island of Bornholm.