Nord Stream 2 Construction to Wrap Up Next Month, Gas Could Flow This Year, OMV Head Says
© Sputnik / Dmitry LelchukConstruction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in Germany
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline will be completed in August and it is likely to become operational as early as this year, Rainer Seele, the head of the Austrian oil giant OMV, said on 28 July.
"The construction work will be completed at the end of August. So, we believed that the gas may be flowing this year," Seele said at a press conference.
Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said last week that despite attempts of the United States to politicise the Nord Stream 2 project, the pipeline will be operating soon and the US-Germany agreement on Nord Stream 2 will not be able to have an impact on the project as it is almost completed.