TurkStream to be launched on Wednesday in the presence of Erdogan, Putin, Vucic and Borissov

TurkStream to be launched on Wednesday in the presence of Erdogan, Putin, Vucic and Borissov

The launching of the TurkStream pipeline will take place on Wednesday in the presence of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic as well as Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov were also invited to the ceremony.

The TurkStream gas pipeline has a total capacity of 31.5 billion cubic meters, the first line of which will carry 15.75 billion cubic meters of Russian gas to Turkish consumers ,while the second one will carry an additional 15.75 billion cubic meters of gas to Europe through Turkey.

BOTAS has created the first line to be connected to Turkey’s existing gas network, while the second line, which will be operated by a Gazprom-BOTAS joint venture, will extend to the Turkey-Europe border in the Turkish part of the region of Thrace./ibna