Russia boasts of Turkish gas pipeline progress

20 Jul 2017   Russia, Turkey

Russian energy company Gazprom is moving forward with developments of a gas pipeline through Turkey with shallow-water preparations, a spokesperson said. Russian energy company Gazprom said construction of a pipeline known variably as TurkStream or Turkish Stream started in May. Sergei Kupriyanov , a spokesman for the energy company, told Russia news agency Tass progress is still in the preliminary stage. “Only preparations are underway in shallow waters now,” he said. The pipeline’s route would mirror the now-abandoned South Stream project and run under the Black Sea to Turkey and then to the European market. South Stream was scrapped because of concerns about Russian business practices expressed by some European countries. Turkey, meanwhile, aims to capitalize […]

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