How It Works

Siberian supply


The gas for the Nord Stream pipeline comes from the Yuzhno-russkoye oil field in Tyumen Oblast, Russia. The pool of gas lies about a kilometre below the region’s surface where there is estimated to be in excess of 1 trillion cubic metres of natural gas – one of the largest deposits in Russia – with an additional 5.7 million tonnes of proven oil reserves. Currently there are more than 140 gas wells in operation at Yuzhno-russkoye, extracting more than 70 million cubic metres of natural gas per day, the majority now flowing the roughly 2,415-kilometre distance to Vyborg.

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