As of October 18, the procedure for filling the first line of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline with gas has been completed, the operator of the Nord Stream 2 AG project reported.
“Following the plan and design requirements, the line is filled with industrial gas in a volume of approximately 177 million m3, which provides a pressure level of 103 bar in the pipeline. This pressure is enough to start transporting gas in the future,” the statement says.
The company also says that commissioning work on the second line is ongoing.
To recap, Russia says Nord Stream 2 will be ready to launch in the coming days.