Russia, EU partners discuss entry point for Turkish Stream’s second line
AP photoRussia is in talks with European countries to determine the entry point of the second line of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline flow, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said, TASS news agency has reported.
He recalled that the planned second line of the Turkish Stream is intended for the supply of gas to European states.
“Now we are in talks with a number of European countries, we determine where it is better to establish the entry point to Europe,” he said, as quoted by the news agency.
“There are different proposals, in particular this can be Greece and Bulgaria,” Medvedev said.
“First of all, when making decisions on this topic, economic factors should be analyzed, because the gas pipeline is not a political project, it is purely an economic project,” he said.
Russian gas firm Gazprom said on May 7 that construction had begun for a gas pipeline under the Black Sea to Turkey, which is meant to eventually also serve the European Union.
“The implementation of the project is on schedule and our Turkish and European customers will from the end of 2019 have a reliable new route for importing Russian gas,” Gazprom’s chief executive Alexei Miller had said.