Russian Company "Gazprom" reduces the design capacity of the gas pipeline "Turkish stream" by almost half, it is expected the construction of no more than 2 strands, said the head of the organization Alexei Miller.
"Gazprom reduces the design capacity of the export gas pipeline "Turkish stream" by almost half, said the head of state monopoly Alexey Miller "– reported in the report of the radio station "Kommersant FM" on Twitter.
Miller confirmed the plans for the construction of not more than 2 threads " Turkish stream ", reports news Agency. From the outset it was expected that the intergovernmental agreement on construction of gas pipeline "Turkish stream" will be signed for 4 pipelines with a total capacity of 63 billion cubic meters, but later in the media appeared information that the parties first agree about one single thread for the Turkish market with a capacity of fifteen 75 billion In mid-September, Deputy CEO of Gazprom Alexander Medvedev said that the schedule of commissioning of the gas pipeline "Turkish stream" by the end of 2016 is shifted to a later date. Before that, Ankara expressed readiness to discuss with the Russian side the project of construction of gas pipeline "Turkish stream" only when the contract on granting of discounts on gas. On 7 August stated that the concept of the gas pipeline "Turkish stream" may significantly change – it can be 2 or even four times less than the above stated format of 4 thread 63 billion cubic meters per year. It forces to doubt that the Russian Federation and in the truth will abandon the Ukrainian transit and will supply gas to the European Union via the Baltic and the Black sea. On the same day, sources in Gazprom said that the Russian holding has revised the configuration of the pipeline system " Turkish stream ". In the energy Ministry, for its part, has told that the Russian side has sent Turkey's two versions of intergovernmental agreements on the " Turkish stream ". 1st case – the construction of the first branch, the second option involves the laying of all 4 pipelines. A source in the energy Ministry did not specify when the Turkish side were sent the documents.