The Russian Federation and the European Commission is ready to discuss the issue of gas supplies to the European Union with the hub on the border of Greece and Turkey, where required to come in for gas from Russia by pipeline " Turkish stream, said Russian Minister of energy Alexander Novak.
"The development of the gas transmission system in the South-East of the hub on the border of Turkey and Greece will be the subject of our discussion in the near future," said Novak, who is quoted by a news Agency. In addition, Novak added that similarly focus of discussion will be the loading of the OPAL, which is a continuation of the " Nord stream ". Remember, January 14, Vice-President of the Commission on energenius Maros Sefcovic said that the Russian party informed the EC about the intention to redirect the gas coming into the European Union through Ukraine, on the new pipe in Turkey. On the same day, the head of Gazprom Alexei Miller said that the project " South stream is closed, for Europe there are no other options for removing the risks of transit through Ukraine, in Addition to the new pipeline to the Turkish stream. December 8, Gazprom announced the creation of the enterprise for the construction of a gas pipeline to Turkey. The head of centuries Putin on 1 December said that the Russian Federation may not in current conditions to continue implementation of the " South stream ". Instead Moscow and Ankara have agreed on the construction of an offshore pipeline in Turkey. It is planned that the Russian Federation will supply energy in Turkey, which will sell gas from Russia to the countries concerned.