Miller: if Turkey needs “Turkish stream”, then it should apply to Russia

Miller: if Turkey needs “Turkish stream”, then it should apply to Russia


MOSCOW, December 3. If Turkey needs a “Turkish stream”, then it should apply to Russia. About it told journalists the head of “Gazprom” Alexey Miller.

“As for the “Turkish stream”, in the first place, Turkey must address if the project is of interest. Currently Turkey has not appealed to us with this proposal,” Miller said.

He noted that if such treatment followed, then it would be considered.

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Sands: the fate of the project “Akkuyu” and “Turkish stream” is run by the government

On 1 December the government has decided to suspend the activities of the mixed intergovernmental Russian-Turkish Commission on trade and economic cooperation, which the Russian side is headed by Minister of energy Alexander Novak.

As earlier reported citing a source familiar with the negotiations, the discussion of the project “Turkish stream” will be suspended in connection with the termination of activity of the intergovernmental Commission Russia-Turkey.

The preparation of an intergovernmental agreement with Turkey on the “Turkish cause” was carried out in the framework of the Russian – Turkish intergovernmental Commission. It was expected that the intergovernmental agreement could be signed in December or January. At the same time Russia was considered the correct signing of an intergovernmental agreement with Turkey on gas pipeline “Turkish stream” in two of his threads, and Turkey for one.

An agreement on the construction of the gas pipeline “Turkish stream” was reached in December 2014. Originally it was planned that the capacity of four branches of the pipeline will be 63 billion cubic meters of gas per year, of which 16 billion will be supplied to Turkey, and 47 billion on a gas hub on the Turkish-Greek border. In October the head of “Gazprom” Alexey Miller said that the company is limited to the construction of two lines of the “Turkish stream” because of the growing European needs until you can close the pipeline “Nord stream 2”.

At the same time it was announced that negotiations on signing of an intergovernmental agreement were delayed by the political situation in Turkey, where at that time there was approved the composition of the Cabinet of Ministers.

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