Gazprom PJSC has completed the Nord Stream 2 pipeline and said last week that it would work toward starting commercial operations on the system by the end of the year to move more supplies to natural gas-starved Europe. 

Nord Stream Pipeline

The company tied together the final section of the system’s second leg between the German shore and Danish waters. Pre-commissioning work will now begin. The 764-mile, 5.3 Bcf/d pipeline runs from Russia through the Baltic Sea to Germany. The first leg was finished in June

“Nord Stream 2 will contribute to meeting long-term needs of the European energy market for gas imports, improving secure and reliable gas supply,” Gazprom affiliate Nord Stream 2 AG said Friday.

The twin pipeline is considered crucial to supplying Europe with additional natural...