Nord Stream Was Stopped For Maintenance Until July 26
Nord Stream AG on Tuesday suspended the operation of both lines of the current Nord stream gas pipeline until July 26 for regular maintenance, according to the operator's data.
As previously reported by the company, the maintenance schedule has been agreed and coordinated with partners for transporting gas upstream and downstream. Regular inspections and maintenance of mechanical components and automation systems are a prerequisite for ensuring efficient, safe, and reliable operation of the pipeline system, said Alexey Zaitsev, managing Director of Nord Stream AG.
Nord Stream is an export gas pipeline from Russia to Europe via the Baltic sea. The capacity of the two lines is 55 billion cubic meters of gas per year, with a length of 1,224 km. In November 2011, the first line of Nord stream was put into operation, and in October 2012, the second line was put into operation.