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Turkish Stream transfers over 1.32 bcm of Russian gas to Europe via Turkey in Q1 2020

Turkish Stream transfers over 1.32 bcm of Russian gas to Europe via Turkey in Q1 2020

Ankara, April 6 - Neftegaz.RU. Over 1.32 billion cubic meters (bcm) of Russian gas was transferred to Europe from Turkey via the TurkStream natural gas pipeline during the first quarter of 2020, according to industry sources.

The TurkStream pipeline, launched by Recep Erdoğan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Jan. 8, transmitted 428 million cubic meters (mcm) of gas in March to Europe from Turkey via Bulgaria.

In January, when the first gas flow started, around 506 mcm of gas was transferred to Europe, while about 387 mcm of gas was transmitted in February. Under international agreements signed with Turkey, the Turkish treasury receives monthly transit fees for every cubic meter transferred. Commercial supplies via the gas pipeline commenced on Jan. 1, 2020.

Turkish Stream consists of two 930-kilometer offshore lines stretching from Russia to Turkey across the Black Sea, and two separate onshore lines that are 142 and 70 kilometers long.

The project has a total capacity of 31.5 bcm. The 1st line with a capacity of 15.75 bcm is designated for supplies to Turkey's domestic customers, and the 2nd line, with another 15.75 bcm capacity, carries Russian gas further to Europe through Bulgaria.