Press releases

18 December 2013 | The load tests in the Nord Stream pipeline system and the connecting pipelines NEL and OPAL were successfully completed in December.
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4 November 2013 | From 5 November until presumably early December 2013 the Nord Stream pipeline system is undergoing a final load test.
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1 April 2013 | Today the German transmission system operators submitted their Network Development Plan Gas 2013 (NDP Gas 2013) to the Federal Network Agency.
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8 October 2012 | After just 15 months of construction, the North European Gas Pipeline can commence operations on time at the beginning of November 2012 at the same time as the second line of the Nord Stream Baltic Sea pipeline.
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14 November 2011 | The North European Gas Pipeline has successfully crossed the River Elbe: at the weekend a pipeline string about one kilometer long was pulled through the river Elbe from the river banks in Lower Saxony at Barförde to the other side at Boizenburg in Mecklenburg.
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25 August 2011 | The direct link between the major Russian reserves in Siberia and the European natural gas market is in place: The first line of the Nord Stream Pipeline is now connected to the OPAL natural gas pipeline.
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13 July 2011 | Let the natural gas flow: after 22 months of construction, the largest natural gas pipeline in Western Europe, OPAL (Ostsee-Pipeline-Anbindungs-Leitung – Baltic Sea Pipeline Link) has now been completed.
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30 May 2011 | One of the largest natural gas pipelines in Europe stretching over 440 kilometers and with a capacity of around 20 billion cubic meters of natural gas is currently being built in northern Germany.
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14 April 2011 | Work on building NEL, the North European Natural Gas Pipeline, got up and running over the last few days.
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22 February 2011 | After the authorties in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania have given the approval for the NEL pipeline, today the Lower Saxony Office of Mining, Energy and Geology (LBEG) also approved the construction of the pipeline in Lower Saxony.
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