Russia pumped 59.2 billion cubic meters of natural gas through the Nord Stream pipeline in 2020, bringing exports via the offshore gas link between Russia and Europe to the highest level ever.

Last year’s supplies to European consumers were up 1.2 percent compared to a year earlier, according to data provided by the operator of the route. In 2019, the Nord Stream pipeline transported 58.5 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas.

“The pipeline was utilized at a marginally higher level compared to that of the previous years, thus, the gas volume transported in 2020 represents the historically highest mark since the start of operations,” the company said in a statement. (RT)