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Nord Stream AG Celebrates a Decade of Gas Supplies

Since the start of operations in 2011, the Nord Stream Pipeline has delivered more than 430 billion cubic metres of gas

Nov. 8, 2021 | Zug, Switzerland | Today, Nord Stream AG celebrates the tenth anniversary of the start of operations of the Nord Stream Pipeline. On 8 November 2011, Line 1 began transporting natural gas from Russia to European businesses and households. Line 2 followed one year later, completing the twin-pipeline system with an annual design capacity of 55 billion cubic metres.

Alexey Zaytsev, Nord Stream AG Managing Director said on the occasion: “We celebrate ten years of operation of the Nord Stream Pipeline today. An international team of industry experts works together tirelessly over the years for the success of the company. We are proud to deliver natural gas to Europe in a reliable, safe and efficient way.”

Ten years ago on this day, European leaders officially launched Line 1 of the Nord Stream Pipeline to transport Russian gas. They noted that the international Nord Stream project is a shining example of successful cooperation between European companies and is intended to make a significant contribution to the long-term energy security of the European Union.

One of the main priorities of the project is to operate the pipeline with the least environmental impact. The results of extensive environmental monitoring programmes, which were developed in close cooperation with the Baltic Sea states, confirm that Nord Stream AG is fulfilling all its commitments to safeguard the ecosystem of the Baltic Sea.

Nord Stream AG also consistently fulfils all transport nominations: since the first gas delivery in 2011, the company has safely transported over 430 billion cubic metres of natural gas to Europe. In 2020, the German Federal Network Agency highlighted again the Nord Stream Pipeline’s contribution to security of energy supply in Europe.

Nord Stream aims to continue to support European energy security for decades to come.

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