Moscow, January 16 - Neftegaz.RU. The Turkish Stream and Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline projects are being implemented according to plan, Alexander Medvedev, Gazprom's deputy chairman said.
Alexander Medvedev told European Gas Conference officials in an interview prior to the event, which will run from January 28 until January 30 in Vienna, that at the end of 2018 Gazprom completed the TurkStream’s offshore section in the Black Sea, and confirmed that pipeline construction entered its final stage.
«In late 2019, the pipeline will be brought into operation to ensure gas supplies for Turkey as well as countries of southeastern Europe,» he said. Medvedev also declared that pipelaying is ongoing for the Nord Stream 2 in the Baltic Sea.
«To date, a total of more than 300 km of pipes have been laid - mainly in the coastal area of Germany, its territorial waters and exclusive economic zone, as well as in the exclusive economic zone of Finland. We assume that the Nord Stream 2 will be commissioned at the end of 2019», he said.