Turkish Stream

Russian energy company Gazprom has secured permission from Turkey to carry out engineering surveys for the offshore section of the Turkish Stream.

As highlighted in the document, Gazprom will conduct investigations within the exclusive economic zone and territorial waters of Turkey.

This would help positioning the first offshore string of the gas pipeline.

Each of the four strings of the offshore section of Turkish Stream will have a throughput capacity of 15.75 billion cubic metres.

According to the company, the gas pipeline will stretch for 660km within the existing corridor of South Stream and for 250km within a new route towards the European part of Turkey.

"Natural gas supplies from the first gas pipeline string will be used to address the growing demands of the Turkish market."

Natural gas supplies from the first gas pipeline string will be used to address the growing demands of the Turkish market.

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Turkey also confirmed that the EIA findings obtained for the offshore segment of the gas pipeline may be used to construct a new gas trunkline.

Gazprom and Turkey-based Botas signed the memorandum of understanding on 1 December 2014 on constructing the Turkish Stream gas pipeline.

The pipeline is expected to have a capacity of 63 billion cubic metres a year from Russia towards Turkey across the Black Sea.

The compression station was being built at Russkaya in the Krasnodar Territory of Russia which will be the starting point for the pipeline.

Image: The offshore section of Turkish Stream will comprise four strings. Photo: courtesy of Gazprom.