A total of 34.8 bcm of gas was transported to Turkey and Europe in 2 years via the Turkish Stream pipeline, the local Anadolu Agency has reported.

Russia’s Gazprom Export and Turkish state energy company Petroleum Pipeline Corporation (BOTAŞ) signed a 4-year natural gas supply deal to send 5.75 bcm of gas per year via the Turkish Stream pipeline, Gazprom Export announced on January 6.

Over the 11 months of 2021, Gazprom’s gas deliveries to Turkey were 83.7 % higher than in the same period of 2020.

Around 18 bcm of gas flowed to Turkey and 16.8 bcm to Europe via the Turkish Stream Natural Gas Pipeline, between Jan. 1, 2020, to Dec. 31, 2021.

The pipeline was inaugurated on Jan. 8, 2020, by President Recep Erdoğan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.

The Turkish Stream project has a total capacity of 31.5 bcm. The 1st line with a capacity of 15.75 bcm is designated for supplies to Turkey’s domestic customers, and the 2nd line, with another 15.75 bcm of capacity, carries Russian gas further to Europe through Bulgaria.

Turkish Stream was 1st announced during Putin’s official visit to Turkey in December 2014. The pipeline project was ready for gas flow as of Dec. 31, 2019.


Reprinted from Neftegazru.com.