Nord Stream gas pipeline stops for overhaul

Nord Stream gas pipeline stops for overhaul
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Nord Stream gas pipeline with a capacity of 55 bln cubic meters of gas per year, running under the Baltic Sea to Germany, was fully stopped at 7:00 a.m Moscow time on Tuesday, due to repair works.

According to the data provided by German gas transmission operators, the scheduled maintenance will last until the 17th of August, Interfax reports.

“Over the course of a routine work, a temporary stop of both strings of the pipeline is envisaged. The full capacity of the gas transmission system will be available again by the 19th of August, 2016, when all auxiliary scheduled maintenance work of our upstream-partner are completed at the Russian section”, - Nord Stream AG commented earlier.

In order to make up for temporary scraping of Nord Stream, Gazprom has increased gas transit through the territory of Ukraine.