The head of the Ministry of energy and natural resources of the Republic Ali Riza Alaboyun said that gas from Russia by two branches of the gas pipeline "Turkish stream" to begin to flow to Turkey and be exported to the European Union in 2021, instead of 2019, As Moscow hopes.
according to his statement, "it is necessary initially to connect the gas pipeline with the Turkish domestic gas system and to recognize Ankara's right to re-export gas," the news Agency. As you know, Gazprom has promised not to renew the transit of gas through Ukraine after 2019 Under any circumstances. The gas pipeline "Nord stream - 2" and "Turkish stream" was announced in the form of alternatives to avoid unreliable in all respects transitor. Alaboyun also said that the original volume of 63 billion cubic meters of gas per year were reduced 2-fold to 31, 5 billion, and instead of the 4 branches is discussed the construction of only 2." dialogues for permission to erect at once for all 4 branches of "Turkish stream" is currently suspended for some time. Still as long as no permissions were issued, and the resolution of this issue will take time. Connection requested from Russia a discount on gas here ".- said Alaboyun. In addition, the head of the Ministry said that the Issue of lowering the gas price from Russia has the ability to be resolved without a trial, If Russia will give Ankara a discount of 10 to 25%." We wish a more substantial discount than 10, 25%. Accordingly, We will ask the court for greater discounts. But our minimum limit is 10, 25% about this figure is the consensus. If Russia accepts the rules of the rebate of 10, 25%, the Matter will be resolved without any arbitration, " - said the head of the Ministry.
On October 27, the Turkish authorities filed an international arbitration claim against Gazprom in Connection with the question of the price for imported Russian gas. In early October the head of the Ministry of energy of Russia Alexander Novak said that the new Discount on Russian gas for Turkey has the opportunity to be reviewed with the increase and implementation of new investment projects. Thus, according to his statement, already now " the cost to Turkey is reduced in Accordance with reduction of prices on oil and oil products ". Remember, in February the head of the Ministry of energy of Turkey Taner Yildiz said that the parties came to an agreement about reducing gas prices for Botas at 10, 25%, But for a month and a half the organization has not signed additional agreement to the contract. According to sources, the sides have different opinions about which component of the formula should be used Discount: Gazprom wants to apply it to the contract price, as Botas - to basic. The last option is more advantageous for Botas, although at present, according to the calculations, the difference between these methods of calculation only a few dollars per thousand cubic meters, But With the growth of prices for oil products, the effect will be noticeable. The discounted gas was part of last year's political agreement of Moscow and Ankara on the construction in Turkey of the gas pipeline "Turkish stream" (capacity up to 63 billion cubic meters per year) instead of the canceled South Stream. The project "Turkish stream" involves the construction of a gas pipeline from Russian Federation to Turkey through the Black sea. It was expected that the pipeline will consist of 4 threads on fifteen, 75 billion cubic meters of gas each