Russia – Turkey gas pipeline route approved at meeting in AnkaraNews // January 30, 2015
Ankara this week hosted a meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of Gazprom's Management Committee and Taner Yildiz, Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources. The parties discussed the main issues involved in constructing a new gas pipeline across the Black Sea towards Turkey.
The meeting considered the preliminary feasibility study on the new gas pipeline and approved its new route. The four strings will have an aggregate capacity of 63 billion cubic meters a year. 660km of the pipeline’s route will be laid within the old corridor of South Stream pipeline and 250km in a new corridor towards the European part of Turkey.
Gazprom will be solely responsible for the construction of the offshore section. Turkish gas transportation facilities will be built jointly.