The Turkish authorities sent a complaint to the Tribunal about the cost on Russian gas, says "Interfax" referring to Bloomberg. Moscow and Ankara agreed about reducing the cost on Russian gas for about a year ago, but this arrangement was linked to the permission for the construction of "Turkish stream".
As announced in the Turkish state company Botas gas, we are talking about retroactive revision of the contract from December 29, 2014. Written notice of claim was addressed in "Gazprom export" on October 26.
Earlier, Minister of energy and natural resources of Turkey Ali rд╠za Alaboyun announced that the revision of tariffs for gas and the project "Turkish stream" are considered to be the main topics of negotiations between the 2 States. In connection with the change of government in Turkey, the signing of an intergovernmental agreement on gas pipeline construction was suspended, the instruments at a discount in addition had not been signed.
In October, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in connection with the aggravation of relations with Russia in consequence of the air campaign in Syria and the conflict with the Russian aircraft crossing the Turkish border has announced that Turkey may review the procurement of Russian gas and construction of NPP "Akkuyu".
In 2014 Gazprom supplied Turkey with 27.4 billion cubic meters of gas. Turkey is the second largest market for Gazprom after Germany.
In early December 2014 Our homeland refused from the project of gas pipeline "South stream" to bypass Ukraine as a consequence of the EC position. At the same time, Moscow and Ankara agreed about construction of "Turkish stream" with a length of 1.1 thousand kilometers, in which "Gazprom" is going to put fuel in power in South-Eastern Europe. To achieve the desired result at the Turkish-Greek border need to create a hub, which powers the EU could take emergency volumes of gas.
Initially Russia was counting on the construction of a 4 thread pipeline capacity of 63 billion cubic meters a year, at that time, as Turkey is important only 1.
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