Gazprom to build two offshore strings across the Black Sea to Turkey by late 2019
Gazprom will build two offshore strings across the Black Sea to Turkey, with the capacity of 31.5 billion cubic meters of gas. Both strings are scheduled for completion by late 2019, Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, said at the meeting with RF President Vladimir Putin.
According to Alexey Miller, the entire gas transmission infrastructure needed for feeding gas into the offshore gas pipeline has been built in Russia.
The Turkish colleagues have confirmed all the permits and documents that were developed for building South Stream within the Turkish economic zone. The Turkish authorities have confirmed that all those permits are valid for TurkStream as well, said Alexey Miller.
“We have already received a survey permit for the pipeline section within the Turkish economic zone in the Black Sea, covering 250 kilometers from the border between the Turkish and Bulgarian economic zones toward Turkey. … The first string with the capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters of gas is intended for Turkish consumers, while the second string will deliver gas to the European market”, he added.
On December 1, 2014, Gazprom and Turkey's Botas signed the Memorandum of Understanding on constructing the TurkStream gas pipeline. The pipeline will run 660 kilometers along the old route of South Stream and cover 250 kilometers of a new route toward the European part of Turkey. It is planned that the first gas pipeline string will be used exclusively for gas supplies to the Turkish market.
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