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Gazprom, construction of Turkish Stream pipeline postponed

Deferred due to political crisis,it will start after elections

15 September, 13:12

(ANSA) - ISTANBUL - The construction of the Turkish Stream pipeline, which would carry Russian gas to Europe through Turkey, has been postponed ''due to the political crisis in Turkey''. The decision was announced by Deputy Director of Gazprom, Alexander Medvedev. The work should have begun in June, but Russia and Turkey have not yet signed the relevant intergovernmental agreement. The opening of Turkish Stream, which was expected in late 2016, has, therefore, been postponed ''until a later date'', unspecified. Energy Minister in Moscow said he's expecting the signing of the deal after early elections on November 1st in Turkey. According to the plan, the pipeline would carry 63 million cubic metres of gas per year from Russia to Turkey and Europe via the Black Sea. (ANSA).

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