Gazprom ratifies TurkStream joint venture with Turkey’s Botaş

Gazprom ratifies TurkStream joint venture with Turkey’s Botaş

ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
Russian Gazprom’s board of directors has approved the formation of a joint venture with Turkey’s Botaş for the TurkStream natural gas pipeline project, according to a statement released by Gazprom on Sept. 25.      

The statement said the joint venture would be formed for the construction of the onshore section of the TurkStream natural gas project.      

The TurkStream project will start from the southern Russian town of Anapa on the Black Sea coast. Pipes will be laid over a 900-kilometer route under the Black Sea to reach the Thrace region of Turkey along the Black Sea coast.      

The board of directors also ratified the sale of 50 shares of TurkAkım Gaz Taşıma A.Ş. at 1,000 Turkish Liras per share.      

TurkStream will send Russian gas to Turkey with the first of its two lines.      

The second line of the project will carry Russian gas to southern and southeastern Europe.      

The total capacity of the dual pipeline system is set to be 31.5 billion cubic meters.      

More than 250 kilometers of the first line of TurkStream has already been constructed.