In 2019, Nord Stream transported 58.5 billion cubic metres (bcm) of natural gas to consumers in Europe through the Nord Stream pipeline.
Due to uninterrupted operation throughout the year, the pipeline operated at a similar capacity to that of 2018. By the end of last year, a total volume of 322.5 bcm of gas had been transported through the Nord Stream pipeline since commissioning of Line 1 in November 2011.
Nord Stream ensures the reliable, safe and efficient operation of the twin pipeline. Scheduled maintenance and inspection works are carried out in accordance with industry quality standards. In 2019, annual preventive maintenance works took place in July.
The twin pipeline system, which cuts through the Baltic Sea at a length of 1,224km, is the shortest connection for European consumers accessing the vast gas reserves in northern Russia. The pipeline stretches from Vyborg, Russia to Lubmin near Greifswald, Germany.
Through transporting natural gas, the Nord Stream pipeline plays a key role in supporting carbon dioxide reduction goals in Europe, as well as increasing security of supply for consumers and strengthening the competitiveness of energy in Europe.
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