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Putin discussed energy issues, including projects with Turkey, with Gazprom’s CEO Miller

25 October 2016 , 10:05Neftegaz.RU780

Russian President Vladimir Putin hold a meeting on October 24, 2016, with Gazprom’s CEO Alexey Miller. They discussed energy issues, construction of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline and preparation for winter period.

 

Miller reported Putin that Gazprom has completed delivery of gas to the underground reservoirs and currently the company has 72.1 bln cubic metres of gas in the underground reservoirs for the upcoming winter.

The work was completed with success and the unified national gas supply system is ready for the winter season.

 

Gazprom will build to pipelines along the Black Sea bed to Turkey with a capacity of 31.5 billion cubic metres of gas. The project schedule has both pipelines completed by the end of 2019.

Gazprom has already set up the necessary gas transport infrastructure on the Russian side for delivering gas to the sub-sea pipeline.

Alexey Miller noted that Turkish colleagues have confirmed all of the permits and the documents that were drafted for the sections that came within Turkey’s exclusive economic zone for the South Stream project.

They have confirmed that these permits are equally valid for the Turkish Stream project.

 

Russian Gazprom already obtained permission to launch front-end engineering on a section within the Turkish economic zone in the Black Sea stretching 250 kilometres from the border of the Turkish and Bulgarian economic zones towards Turkey.

This makes the CEO of Gazprom confident that both pipelines will be built on time, by the end of 2019.

One pipeline, with a capacity of 15,750 billion cubic metres, will supply the Turkish market, and the second pipeline will deliver gas to European consumers.

 

To read this news in Russian.

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