Russia’s Gazprom to set up new company for gas pipeline to Turkey
MOSCOW - Reuters
An employee walks up the stairs at the Gazprom Neft oil refinery in Moscow in this Sept. 20, 2012 file photo. REUTERSRussian state gas company Gazprom said Dec. 8 it would set up a company to build a gas pipeline to Turkey, days after President Vladimir Putin announced the new project.
“The company will be registered in St. Petersburg ... [it] is called Gazprom Russkaya,” Gazprom spokesman Sergei Kuprianov said in a statement.
Putin said last week Russia was dropping the South Stream project and was instead planning to build a pipeline to Turkey and could set up a gas hub on the Turkish-Greek border to supply Europe with gas.