Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak said that Moscow and Ankara assume until the end of June to agree on the text of the intergovernmental agreement on the gas pipeline " Turkish stream ".
"We are working on a draft intergovernmental agreement, planned before the end of the month to coordinate the text" - reports the words of Novak, RIA " Novosti ".
"We currently are in operation, through the exchange of draft documents, discuss on the phone. But if need be, the delegation may be our to go, and Turkish will come here, " added the Minister. On the first day of the week Ankara were finally allowed engineering surveys on the offshore section of the Stream. The document envisages conducting research on the first thread of a gas pipeline in the exclusive economic area, and similarly in the territorial waters of Turkey. So, we can assume that the implementation is so important for the Russian Federation pipeline, which must finally solve the problem of the Ukrainian transit, technically begins to incarnate. Ankara also agreed that the results of the impact assessment on the environment, obtained for the " South Stream ", have the ability to be used in the construction of a new highway. As said the newspaper VIEW, the former head of the Turkish foreign Minister Yasar, Akash, a contract for "Turkish stream" Ankara will sign anyway, no matter who comes to power at the recent elections to the Parliament. Remember, Gazprom and Turkish Company Botas in early winter signed the statement of understanding on construction of the gas pipeline capacity of 63 billion cubic meters of gas via the Black sea. The offshore section of the "Stream" will consist of 4 strands with a capacity of fifteen, 75 billion cubic Meters each. It is planned that the supply of gas by the first gas pipeline string will be completely designed to meet the needs of the growing Turkish market.