The opening ceremony of the TurkStream gas pipeline, which Russia built to eliminate dependence on the Ukrainian gas transportation system (GTS), is scheduled for January 8, 2020.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced the opening date of the TiurkStream during the opening of the the Turkish-Azerbaijani TANAP gas pipeline.
The capacity of each of the two lines of the TurkStream will be 15.75 billion cubic meters. One line will be used for gas supplies to Turkish consumers. The second line will be used for gas supply to the countries of Southern and South-Eastern Europe.
The pipeline is laid along the bottom of the Black Sea from the Russian city of Anapa to the Turkish city of Kıyıköy.
Russian gas pipeline through the Black Sea was first planned to be built through Bulgaria (South Stream), but due to the position of the European Union, the project was canceled at the end of 2014.