“Gazprom” has decided on the final route of Turkish stream

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“Gazprom” has chosen the route of gas supplies via the “Turkish stream”, which will pass through Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary and Slovakia. About it reports “Kommersant” with reference to the operators in these countries.

It is noted that in Bulgaria and Serbia, the gas will go from 2020, Hungary in 2021 in Slovakia in the second half of 2022.

According to the newspaper, the operators of Hungary, Slovakia and Austria in late October held an auction for the booking of new capacity since October 2022 for seven years. Procedures in the auction will be completed by March 2019. The sources said that “Gazprom” plans to book all of the proposed capacity.

The second line of the “Turkish stream”, which is designed to supply to the Balkans in 2020 will be loaded only partially — for deliveries to Bulgaria, Greece and Serbia, and full load will reach in 2022.

It is assumed that the construction schedule will allow 2022 to refuse transit through Ukraine.

Earlier, on 20 November it was reported that the launch of the gas pipeline “Turkish stream” will reduce gas transit through the territory of Ukraine on 12-13 billion cubic meters annually. This can lead to a shortfall of $ 500 million per year.

The project pipeline includes two pipeline legs with a capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters of gas per year. One thread will be to supply gas to Turkish consumers, the second is for countries in southern and South-Eastern Europe. The project has replaced the “South stream”, which Gazprom was forced to close due to the failure of the participation of Bulgaria.

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