Nord Stream systems deliver more gas to Europe

Offshore staff

ZUG, Switzerland – The twin Nord Stream gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea operated at 80% of their combined annual capacity of 55 bcm last year, delivering 43.8 bcm of natural gas to consumers in the European Union.

This was an improvement on 2015 when the lines supplied 39.1 bcm, operating at 71% capacity.

Over the five years since the pipeline system started service, Nord Stream has reliably and safely fulfilled all transport nominations without interruptions, the operator added.

By the end of 2016, the system had transported a total of 154.4 bcm.

Average utilization rate of the pipeline has also increased steadily over the past years, with an average load last month of 87%, which the operator claimed is a very good figure for a gas pipeline.

The twin system from Vyborg, Russia to Lubmin near Greifswald, Germany is the shortest connection between Russia’s gas reserves in Russia and energy markets in the European Union.

In Germany, the gas is transferred to the connecting overland pipelines OPAL and NEL.

01/18/2017

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now

Whitepapers

Shell Leverages Data to Transform from Reactive to Predictive Operations

This 6-page report describes how Shell engaged in a massive project with OSIsoft to transform the...

Selection, Use, Care and Maintenance of FR Clothing

For industries operating in an inherently dangerous environment, the importance of selecting the ...

Evolution or Revolution: IT / OT convergence means a world of possibilities

The oil and gas industry is experiencing a rapid paradigm shift in regards to digital transformat...

Predict, Prescribe, Profit: Creating a World that Doesn't Break Down

What are you doing to reduce unplanned downtime at your plant? Equipment breakdowns and process i...