4 October 2011

Nord Stream to be commissioned in November 8

Work on the Nord Stream and South Stream gas transmission projects are on schedule. According to the head of Gazprom, Alexey Miller, the commissioning of the first line of the Baltic gas pipeline is scheduled for November 8, 2011. Construction has been completed and pre-commissioning work and filling of pipes with gas are currently underway. Miller also disclosed that more than 700 km of the second line, which represents 60% of its entire length has already been built.

Development of the second large gas transmission project South Stream is also proceeding on schedule. The head of Gazprom said that by December 2015, the project will be completed and the first commercial gas will be delivered to consumers.

The South Stream project is cost effective and technically feasible and this was confirmed by the consolidated feasibility study (FS) prepared based on the feasibility studies of marine and overland areas in the countries through which the pipeline will pass.

“We have entered the next phase - development of the South Stream project documentation” - Alexey Miller added. 

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