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7 September 2017

The Volume of Deliveries via Blue Stream Pipeline Crossed the Symbolic Threshold of 150 bcm

Схема газопровода "Голубой поток"

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Today, on September 7th, at 09.35 local time supplies of the Russian natural gas via Blue Stream pipeline crossed a mark of 150 bcm since putting the pipeline into operation in 2003, as registered at Durusu gas measuring station, the receiving terminal of the Blue Stream pipeline in Turkey. Thereby, the total volume of supplies via this route passed an important symbolic milestone.

Natural gas consumption in Turkey shows a continuous steady growth. According to forecasts of the Turkish Association of gas distribution companies (GAZBİR), in 2017 the annual volume of natural gas consumption in the country will exceed 50 bcm, which is to become an absolute historical record. In January-August 2017 Gazprom exports to Turkey increased by 22.3% compared to the same period of the previous year.

To meet the growing demand of the Turkish market for natural gas, Gazprom Group is implementing the „TurkStream” project. The laying of the offshore section of the pipeline started on May 7, 2017. As of the beginning of September 2017 a total of 220 km have been laid along the two strings of the offshore section. 
 

Background

The Blue Stream is intended for direct gas deliveries to Turkey, bypassing transit countries. The 1,213-km-long gas pipeline consists of an overland and offshore sections, starting close to Izobilnoye in Stavropol Region, and ending in Ankara, Turkey. The offshore section of Blue Stream is unique in its design and construction, the subsea pipe being 393 km long. The construction was completed in December 2002, and February 2003 marked the start of first commercial gas flow.
As of December 31, 2016, over 400 bcm of natural gas had been supplied to Turkey since the beginning of supplies.

 

 
Related sections:
Gas Transportation, TurkStream, Turkey

 

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