The construction of the first gas pipeline “Turkish stream” can be completed in December 2019. This was stated by Minister of energy Alexander Novak, the TV channel “Russia 24”.
“It is likely, in 2019, if the timing to say. This is the end of construction, given the fact that this is envisaged in the draft road map — he said (quoted by TASS).
Novak also said that Russia has already sent Turkey the draft roadmap, reports “Interfax”. According to him, the Turkish side received command to accelerate the examination of documents. The Minister said that the parties have already begun substantive negotiations.
“Now we are more practical consider what you want to do first is the construction of the first branch directly to consumers of the Turkish Republic,” — said Novak.
On 9 August after a meeting with Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said it is ready to implement Russia the project “Turkish stream.” “We are going in two directions to implement this flow, one of which involves the supply of Russian gas to Europe. To accelerate this project is one of our problems,” he said, adding that the gas pipeline project “will be implemented”.
However, as said predpravleniya “Gazprom” Alexey Miller, the subject talks on “Turkish stream” is already underway at the moment.
“Turkish stream” is planned to start in June-July of 2015 and the first deliveries were expected in December 2016. However, in the summer have any information on the reduction of the four thread pipeline to two and reducing the power up to 31.5 billion cubic meters per year instead of the planned 63 billion cubic meters of gas per year.
“Gazprom” has postponed the implementation of the project due to the lack of Russian-Turkish intergovernmental agreement. Problems with the conclusion to the Russian energy Ministry, explained that Turkey wants to first hold parliamentary elections in the country. The construction was delayed due to the freezing of negotiations with the Turkish partners.