Nord Stream 2 to Start Testing Controversial Pipeline on Friday

June 11, 2021, 1:42 AM

The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to carry Russian natural gas to Germany will start test works on Friday, just days after the U.S. government acknowledged the project would be completed despite efforts to block it.

The undersea part of the first of the project’s two lines was completed after the offshore pipeline sections laid from Russia and Germany were connected on Thursday, Nord Stream 2 AG, the operator of the project, said in a statement. Starting from Friday, the required pre-commissioning works will be carried out over the next months to prepare for taking gas, according to the statement. ...

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