Lavrov said, who needs the “Turkish stream”

Lavrov said, who needs the “Turkish stream”

The project “Turkish stream” need to improve opportunities for the Balkan countries to receive Russian gas, said Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

He also expressed readiness “to make any decisions (for the “Turkish stream” — ed.) taking into account the interests of those who have Balkan countries in the European Union”.

The project “Turkish stream” involves construction of a pipeline, consisting of two lines with capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters each. The first line is designed to supply gas to Turkish consumers, it is planned to put into operation in March 2018; the second for the gas supply countries in South and South-Eastern Europe (term of commissioning — 2019). Gazprom is considering options for the continuation of the “Turkish stream” through Bulgaria and Serbia or through Greece and Italy.

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