Russia reaches Turkish waters with gas pipeline

7 Nov 2017   Russia, Turkey

Russian energy company Gazprom said construction of a new gas pipeline has entered Turkish territory. File Photo by tcly/Shutterstock Nov. 6 (UPI) — Construction for a pipeline slated to bring Russian gas through Turkish territory moved into official Turkish waters, Russian media reported. Russian news agency Tass reported construction vessel Pioneering Spring moved into the Turkish exclusive economic zone to lay sections of the so-called Turkish Stream pipeline during the weekend. “The Pioneering Spirit laid one line to the [exclusive economic zone] border, and then returned to Anapa (Russia) to begin the deep-water laying of the second line,” the report read. Russian energy company Gazprom said construction of a pipeline known variably as TurkStream or Turkish Stream started in May 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 […]

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