Russian energy Minister Alexander Novak said that the pipeline Krasnodar region – Crimea is expected to enter into operation in March 2017.
"The deadline for supplying gas to March 2017. It is necessary for the commissioning for power generation, because the timing synchronized with the construction of power generation, " said Novak.
"the estimated volume of gas - 2, 2 billion cubic meters per year, enough to supply a new generation within the Crimea and part of the volume will remain on the development of the gas network within the gasification residents," said Novak, RIA " Novosti ". According to the Minister of energy, " about 1, 5 billion cubic meters of gas per year for two fresh station will have one of these 2, 2 billion and 700 million remains in the Crimea additionally, they have the ability of distribution networks to give the consumer a "." as long as we have such plans, " concluded Novak. He also said that entry work in the use of the pipeline is not expected to synchronize with the works on construction of gas export pipeline " Turkish stream." It has nothing to do, because this gas from the unified gas supply system of Russia ", - explained the head of the Ministry of energy. It is planned that the gas pipeline aimed at connecting mainland Russia to the Crimean Peninsula, will be held from Taman to Sevastopol from Simferopol. Design and survey work on the project pipeline leads the Institute "Shelf" (Crimea), on behalf of the organization " Chernomorneftegaz ". The total capacity of the pipeline will be about 4 billion cubic meters, of which about 2 billion will be provided their own prey Peninsula. 2, 2 billion cubic meters of gas will be supplied to the Crimea through the pipeline from mainland Russia. Remember, on a Sunday Alexander Novak said that the construction of gas power plants for the upcoming pipeline goes as planned. For his part, the Minister of energy of Crimea Sergey Yegorov said that the first blocks of 2 construction in the Crimea basic thermal power plants with a capacity of 940 MW will be launched in 2017, with full capacity expected to come out in 2018." The moment you enter the base power plant pipeline (the Kuban, Crimea) will be built. The main source of gas supply 2 base stations will be under construction pipeline, " said Egorov. Egorov on the last working day of the week said about the start of construction in Simferopol and Sevastopol 2 base thermal power plants with a total capacity of 940 MW. Remember, now the Crimea is 70% dependent on the supply of electric energy from Ukraine. On 3 July it was announced that the Ministry of energy of Russia agreed with Ukraine on the price of supply of electrical energy to the Crimea until the end of 2015 in the amount of 3, 42 rubles per kilowatt-hour. Thus, the Price of electric power supply to Crimea from Ukraine from July 1 increased by 14, 38% (previously it was 2, 99 ruble per kilowatt-hour).