Gazprom's CEO Alexey Miller met with Kazakhstani Prime Minister Imangali Tasmagambetov in Astana (the capital of Kazakhstan) today. The meeting focused on enhancing the Kazakhstani gas pipeline capacities, including the possibility of rebuilding and upgrading the existing gas transportation network and the construction of a new gas pipeline within the Central Asia-Center program, a source in the company's press service reported. The parties agreed to start design efforts in June 2003. The program is likely to come into force in 2004.
As reported earlier, the present Central Asia-Center gas pipeline capacity is about 40bn cubic meters. It is expected to be increased to 60 up to 70bn cubic meters.
The discovery of the submarine has unveiled a few "inconsistencies." For example, how can one explain the fact that the sub was found where it needed to be searched for from the start?
The TurkStream, which runs along the bottom of the Black Sea from Russia's Anapa to Turkey, will consist of two lines, each with a capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters of gas a year