Gazprom Says Nord Stream-2 Gas Pipeline Construction On Schedule

Gazprom Says Nord Stream-2 Gas Pipeline Construction on Schedule

VIENNA (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 08th December, 2018) The construction of Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline is proceeding according to an agreed schedule, Viktor Zubkov, chairman of the board of directors of Gazprom, told Sputnik on Friday.

"It's going fine ... Everything is going according to the schedule that has been agreed upon," Zubkov said.

Zubkov added that no serious obstacles in the implementation of the project have been seen so far.

Nord Stream 2 is a joint venture of Russia's energy giant Gazprom and five European companies. It aims to deliver 55 billion cubic meters (1.9 trillion cubic feet) of Russian natural gas annually to the European Union via the Baltic Sea and Germany, and is expected to be put into operation by the end of 2019.

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