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A Record Volume of 58.8 Billion Cubic Metres of Natural Gas Has Been Transported through The Nord Stream Pipeline in 2018

Pipeline capacity efficiently utilised

Jan. 18, 2019 | Zug, Switzerland | In 2018 Nord Stream AG transported 58.8 billion cubic metres (bcm) of natural gas to consumers in Europe through the Nord Stream pipeline, representing both an annual increase and the highest utilisation since the start of operations.

From the start of operations in November 2011 (Line 1) and October 2012 (Line 2) until the end of 2018, Nord Stream AG has reliably and safely transported 264.1 bcm of gas.

After the steady year-on-year increase of the pipelines’ average utilisation rate, Nord Stream AG reached the record annual volume of transported gas in 2018 in close cooperation with its upstream and downstream partners.

Nord Stream AG ensures the integrity and reliability of the pipelines by implementing a maintenance and inspection program in accordance with the highest industry quality standards.

The 1,224-kilometre twin pipeline system through the Baltic Sea stretches from Vyborg, Russia to Lubmin near Greifswald, Germany. It is the shortest connection for European consumers to the immense gas reserves in the north of Russia. By transporting natural gas, the Nord Stream pipeline system plays a key role in supporting climate protection goals in Europe. It increases security of supply for consumers and strengthens the competitiveness of the European industry.

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