Gazprom has informed that the Nord Stream 2 project is moving forward, with the expected completion and start of operation before the end of 2019.

According to the company’s latest update, the permits for the project are currently being drawn up.

National environmental impact assessment reports were submitted to the German, Danish, Finnish and Swedish authorities, with construction permit applications filed for the corresponding sections of the gas pipeline in the aforementioned countries.

Preparations for the pipeline’s construction are in full swing, with contracts signed for all basic materials, equipment and services required for the project, Gazprom added.

Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will have an aggregate annual capacity of 55 billion cubic meters, and will be laid from Russia to Germany via the Baltic Sea.

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