MOSCOW, 13 Oct – PRIME. The volumes of new gas transmission capacities that may appear in the Turkish Stream corridor on the Black Sea are comparable to the lost volumes in the Baltic, said the head of Gazprom, Alexei Miller.
“If we talk about the volumes that may appear in the Turkish Stream corridor, the volumes of new gas transmission capacities, then we are talking about the volumes that we lost in the Baltic, on the Nord Streams, due to acts of international terrorism,” he said. He’s on Channel One.
Supplies via Nord Stream, which was the main route for gas supplies from Russia to Europe, have been significantly reduced since mid-June due to technical problems caused by sanctions after the start of the military operation in Ukraine, and have completely stopped since the end of August.
A month later, on September 26, damage was discovered on three of the four strings of the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 gas pipelines, the causes of which have not yet been explained. Nord Stream AG reported that the damage was unprecedented and the repair timeline could not be estimated. The Prosecutor General’s Office of Russia initiated a case on an act of international terrorism. The European Union is investigating the possible causes of the damage.
Turkish Stream is a gas pipeline from Russia to Turkey across the Black Sea. The design capacity is 31.5 billion cubic meters of gas per year. Gas is supplied via Turkish Stream to Turkey and transit through Turkish territory to the countries of Southern and South-Eastern Europe.