Gazprom is planning to supply 2bn cubic meters of gas through the Blue Stream gas pipeline (Russia-Turkey) in 2003. The gas holding is also planning to increase exports by 2bn cubic meters annually, Yury Komarov, the Deputy Chairman of Gazprom's Executive Board, declared at a briefing today. According to him, Gazprom will test supplies through the pipeline at the beginning of next year.
In the future Gazprom will also negotiate with Turkey on constructing a gas compressor station there. He noted that Turkey's demand for gas was pretty large, although it had been slightly overestimated by Gazprom. The Blue Stream pipeline's capacity is 16bn cubic meters of gas annually.
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?
When on a state visit to Singapore, Russian President Vladimir Putin promised to revisit the discussion of the 1956 Declaration between the USSR and Japan regarding the issue of the peace treaty with Japan
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