Alena Creative Cluster. Direct Deliveries of gas from Russia to Turkey, bypassing Ukraine is a pressing issue in Ankara, said Fins news the head of the Institute of energy markets and policy Volkan ?zdemir on oil and gas conference TUROGE-2015 in Ankara on Wednesday.
"Gas supplies from Russia to Turkey, bypassing Ukraine is a highly relevant task for Ankara. 14 billion cubic meters of gas to the industrial area of Turkey in Marmara region goes through Ukraine, and it is associated with high risks of outages. Turkey should abandon these risks, and for this it is necessary to support those projects, which are aimed at Direct supply of gas, avoiding problem areas ", - said the head of the Department.
Gas from Russia to Turkey is transported by pipeline " Blue stream ", laid under the Black sea, as well as on the TRANS-Balkan gas pipeline through Ukraine. In 2014, Gazprom exported to Turkey 27, 4 billion cubic meters of gas. Russia and Turkey have agreed to increase the power of the "Blue stream" from 16 to 19 billion cubic meters per year.
in addition, Russia in the early winter of last year announced the abandonment of the project of the gas pipeline " South stream ", and among them, due to the unconstructive position of the European Union. Instead it was decided to build a pipeline of similar capacity in Turkey and make the border with Greece for the southern European gas hub clients.