Maria Knyazeva. The European Union until not decided what country to receive gas From Russia, which Russia in the future, after the refusal of transit through Ukraine, wants to put on the "Turkish stream" on the border of the EU and Turkey, said correspondents consultant Gazprom's European, German political scientist Alexander Rahr.
"I think that the EU has no clear strategy in this area - what kind of country be placed," he said.
The Russian Federation spoke about the possibility of supplying gas via Greece, the EU has been suggested on delivery to Bulgaria.
"It seems to me that the EU is aware that the security of South-East Europe gas is the first problem that should be solved. How? There are currently bidding, contracts. As I understand it. In expert circles, I hear that seriously discussed the option of constructing this pipeline Eastring - back and can get the gas From the "Turkish stream," - said the analyst.
The gas pipeline project Eastring prepared Slovakia, has the ability to be implemented with the assistance of such countries As Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, and Slovakia, And the EU. The capacity of the pipeline Eastring at the first stage of operation can be 20 billion cubic meters per year, then it is expected to increase gradually up to 40 billion cubic meters. Feature of the project may be the possibility of a bilateral flow of fuel, that is, the supply of raw materials in the reverse direction from the North and West of the continent in the Balkan countries. Investment cost of the first stage is planned in the amount of 1, 14 billion to 1, 52 billion euros.
"But the question is, who will pay for its development? Russia has the money to build a pipe together with partners And other countries, As we saw in the case of Nabucco, don't, Algeria - no. Organizations that build. I was shocked when I heard from senior EU commissioners that the money can be used to detect currently in the Juncker Fund for infrastructure software (EFSI - ed.). But it's a Fund will be required in the 1st turn to put out fires elsewhere, in the same Greece, " said Rahr.
"I as long as other sources are not seen and do not see, because large organizations are building those pipes where they are 100% sure," said the analyst.
"South stream was a cartel, or North stream is also received, And on Nabucco failed on TANAP is, But it's more than a small branch. But all the others - I don't know, I'm not saying that they won't be there, But we need the business side of development is also very to pay attention, " he finished RAR.
The project "Turkish stream" involves the construction of a gas pipeline with a capacity of 63 billion cubic meters of gas per year From Russia to Turkey across the Black sea, which will take on the Turkish-Greek border to 47 billion cubic meters of gas. It is planned that on the border of Turkey and Greece gas hub will be created, And EU countries are obliged to build their own gas transport capacity For the admission of this gas on its territory.