Gazprom has configured the route of the “Turkish Stream” pipeline that will run along the Black Sea bottom, the company press office announced following a meeting of Aleksey Miller, Gazprom CEO, and Taner Yildiz, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Turkey, in Ankara.
The sides examined preliminary results of the feasibility study of the new gas pipeline and adopted a decision on the new route. The first string of the pipeline with an annual capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters of gas will reach the territory of Turkey in December 2016.The annual capacity of all the four pipes of the gas main will total 63 billion cubic meters. 660 km of the new pipeline will run through the old “South Stream” route and additional 250 km will run towards the European part of Turkey. Gazprom is to lay the subsea pipeline on its own, while the gas transmission capacities within the territory of Turkey will be developed jointly.