Russia’s Turkish Stream to bypass Ukraine, European laws

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Turkish Stream will have an annual capacity of 63 billion cubic metres of gas. Around 14 billion cubic metres of gas will supply Turkey, and the rest pumped to a hub on the Turkish-Greek border for customers in Europe.

Russia’s Turkish Stream to bypass Ukraine, European laws


ATHENS - Russia’s Turkish Stream, which is as an alternative to the South Stream pipeline that Moscow shelved last year in the face of objections from the European Union, is essentially a maneuver to overcome European laws, namely the Third Energy Package, a Russian analyst told New Europe.

From a political and geographical prospective Turkish Stream resembles what we have seen already with South Stream, said Alexander Kornilov, a senior oil and gas analyst at Moscow’s Alfa Bank.

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