Ankara expects that the work on laying of the gas pipeline "Turkish stream" will begin in the first months of 2017, said the head of the Ministry of energy and natural resources of Turkey Berat Albayrak.
"Turkish stream" – important project for our energy policy. In 2019, the agreement between the Russian Federation and Ukraine (gas transit) is over, and Russia began a new project. From the standpoint of diversification of gas supplies, the project will be denied a positive impact on our energy policy. Expected that the construction of the pipeline will begin in early 2017. We don't see prohibitions to ensure that it was finished by 2019 as expected, "– Albayrak said in the interview to Anadolu Agency, RIA " Novosti ". The head of the Ministry of energy of Russia Alexander Novak said that all the necessary permissions for the start of the current work on "Turkish stream" has been received. At the same time Novak said that the laying pipe of the gas pipeline "Turkish stream" will End by the end of 2019, beginning of works is planned in 2017. 10 Oct Authorized of Russia and Turkey in Istanbul signed an intergovernmental agreement on realization of the project of the gas pipeline " Turkish stream ". Russia and Turkey also agreed to provide discounts on gas during a discussion of the project " Turkish stream." Miller said the contract involves construction of 2 threads of the main gas pipeline under the Black sea, the capacity of each line – fifteen billion 750 million cubic meters of gas. One thread provided for the supply of gas specifically to the Turkish market, the other – for gas supplies transit through Turkey to European countries. The intergovernmental agreement also Assigned a deadline by which are required to be built these two nautical thread, it is December 2019.