Bulgaria’s new pipeline section has expanded its capacity and will aid in the country’s bid for Russian gas.
The pipeline will compete with the Russian-built TurkStream pipeline for the supply of gas to Turkey, as well to southern Europe in the near future.
Over 930 km of pipeline has been laid on the seabed of the Black Sea, 50% of the total offshore section.
Turkey has yet to issue a permit for Russia’s Gazprom to start building the land-based part of the TurkStream gas pipeline.
Gazprom has received a construction permit for the second string of the TurkStream natural gas pipeline.
South Stream Transport BV has announced the commencement of the construction of TurkStream Offshore Gas Pipeline’s receiving terminal.
The Turkish government has approved the environmental impact assessment for TurkStream’s offshore pipeline section.