Turkey has concluded an agreement with the Russian Energy Corporation Gazprom regarding construction of the Turkish stream pipeline’s second-string land section, which involved an arrangement to supply gas to the EU, RIA Novosti reports. This agreement will enable Russia to extend its gas pipeline across the territory of Turkey and into the EU border.
At the end of April, Gazprom announced the completion of the Turkish stream’s first-string section. The first-string of this Russian gas pipeline is intended to supply gas to Turkey and the second one is intended to supply gas to the countries in South and South-Eastern Europe.
The Turkish stream is planned to be put into operation by the end of 2019.
Gazprom has recently settled an agreement with Hungary regarding the extension of the Turkish stream.