Capacity of the gas pipeline "Blue stream" will be increased by 1 billion cubic meters, an appropriate application of "Gazprom" received From Turkey, told reporters by energy Minister Alexander Novak.
Russia and Turkey had agreed to increase capacity of Blue stream from 16 to 19 billion cubic meters per year.
"one billion will be increased (Power - ed.) - said Novak.- Worked out technical issues, and there is an application From Turkey. This theme and previously was and currently remains. From the very beginning was an application for $ 3 billion, but then agreed that a maximum of one, you can optionally (to increase - ed.)".
at present Russia transports gas to Turkey via the gas pipeline " Blue stream ", laid under the Black sea, and the TRANS-Balkan pipeline through Ukraine. From pumping gas transit through Ukraine, Russia wants to opt out after 2019, after a current transit contract.
in 2014, Gazprom exported to Turkey, 27, 4 billion cubic meters of gas.