Contents tagged with Turkish Stream

  • Azerbaijan launches alternative pipeline to Turkish Stream

    On Tuesday, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev opened the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC), a project intended as an alternative to the South Stream and Turkish Stream, which will supply the EU with 10 billion cubic meters of gas.

    During the opening ceremony at the Sangachal Terminal, Aliyev turned the key, giving a symbolic beginning to the pumping of gas into the pipe, Interfax reports.

    The €40 billion EU-approved project will pump gas originating in the Shah Deniz gas field in the Caspian Sea …

  • Turkey allows Russia's Gazprom to extend Turkish stream pipeline to the EU

    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 …

  • Gazprom: Transit through Ukraine will decrease by a factor of 10 after the launch of Nord Stream 2

    After the Nord Stream 2 and Turkstream gas pipelines have been launched, Russian gas transit through Ukraine will drop tenfold, said the Chairman of Gazprom's Board, Alexey Miller, Interfax reports. However, Miller claimed that the gas transit through the territory of Ukraine will not stop completely.

    "As there are neighboring states, there are regions that are on the border with Ukraine on the part of Europe and, without a doubt, the deliveries to these regions of Europe will be carried out …

  • Russia's Gazprom starts dismantling Turkish Stream pipeline

    Gazprom has abandoned the hope of turning the Turkish Stream project into a gas pipeline for mass exportation to Europe.

    As Interfax reported on Monday, the Russian gas company is preparing to begin dismantling the Southern Gas Corridor pipelines which were initially constructed for the South Stream and were later transferred to the Turkish Stream.

    According to the plan, the Turkish Stream was supposed to supply Turkey and the EU with 63 billion cubic meters of gas per year. However, a …

  • US State Department warns of Russian energy domination in Europe

    State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert stated at a press briefing that the implementation of the Turkish Stream and Nord Stream 2 projects will strengthen Russia's dominance of energy in Europe, which will inevitably lead to a security threat for Europe.

    "We know that Europe is working to diversify its energy sector overall. It’s also assessing projects [such as Turkish Stream] that would undermine some of these efforts. We agree with many of our European partners that Nord Stream 2 and …

  • Gazprom completes Turkish Stream construction on Russian territory

    Russian gas conglomerate Gazprom has completed construction on the offshore sections of the two Turkish Stream lines on the territory of the Russian Federation, and has begun construction of the first line within the Turkish Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ),  Prime news outlet reported, citing South Stream Transport B.V.

    "On November 4, 2017, the first line of the Turkish gas flow entered the Turkish Exclusive Economic Zone. Pioneering Spirit, the world’s largest construction vessel, laid into …

  • Ukrainian ambassador to Turkey: Russia's Gazprom will stop at nothing to go through with Turkish Stream project

    Gazprom is accelerating the construction of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline, at a time when the United States’ willingness to use sanctions on the project is in question writes Ukrainian Ambassador to Turkey Sergey Korsunsky article for the Zerkalo Nedeli newspaper.

    The author notes that at the start of September, Swiss Allseas Group S.A., which was contracted to lay the most complicated sea stretch of the gas pipeline, was joined by the British company Petrofac, which has signed a contract to …

  • Bulgaria declares its readiness to receive gas from TurkStream

    In the event that Russia halts gas supplies through Ukraine, Bulgaria is ready to accept all of the gas intended for Europe through a second TurkStream pipeline,  stated by the country's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov. “If Russia stops pumping 3 billion cubic meters through Ukraine, then we will buy this amount through TurkStream.”

    The Bulgarian Prime Minister noted that a few weeks ago he signed an agreement for the supply of 15.7 billion cubic meters of gas. “And tomorrow we will sign a …

  • Putin to visit construction of Turkish Stream gas pipeline

    On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin will make a business trip to Krasnodar Krai. As reported by the Kremlin’s press service, in Anapa the head of state will inspect the work which is underway on the laying of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline.

    “The President will observe the joining of the shallow and the deep-water parts of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline from on board the pipe-laying vessel the ‘Pioneering Spirit’,” the Kremlin noted.

    The Pioneering Spirit is the largest construction …

  • Medvedev: Russia is negotiating with Greece and Bulgaria an entry point for the second branch of the Turkish Stream pipeline

    Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev stated that Russia is in talks with Greece and Bulgaria regarding an entry point to Turkey for the “Turkish Stream”, reports RIA Novosti.

    "We, within the framework of negotiations that are being conducted with a number of European countries, are determining where it is better to establish an entry point to Europe. There are different proposals. Negotiations are being conducted with a number of European countries, these are both Greece and Bulgaria. Well, and …