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ENERGY >Gazprom set to soon start Turkish Stream offshore section

MOSCOW - Anadolu Agency

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Gazprom will begin building the offshore section of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline in the coming months, a Gazprom board member said Feb. 28.      

The construction process will start in the second half of 2017, Oleg Aksyutin said in Moscow, adding that progress on the gas transportation system in Russia had been largely completed.

The Turkish Stream natural gas pipeline project agreement between Turkey and Russia was signed on Oct. 10, 2016, and ratified by Russian President Vladimir Putin on Feb. 7.      

The project, which was announced by Putin during a 2014 visit to Turkey, is set to carry gas from Russia under the Black Sea to Turkey’s Thrace region.      

One line, with 15.75 billion cubic meters of capacity, is expected to supply the Turkish market, while a second line will carry gas to Europe.

February/28/2017

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