Natural gas is flowing on the Nord Stream 2 (NS2) pipeline that runs from Russia to Germany, with volumes expected to ramp up as the system is commissioned. 

Nord Stream 2

Gazprom PJSC affiliate Nord Stream 2 AG this week said gas filling has started on the first string of the 5.3 Bcf/d, two-leg system that stretches 764 miles and connects the countries by undersea passage.

“The string will be gradually filled to build the required inventory and pressure as a prerequisite for the later technical tests,” the company said in a statement. 

Last month, after the final section of the system was tied together, Gazprom said it would work toward starting commercial operations by the end of the year to move more supplies to natural gas-starved Europe.

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