Russian energy giant Gazprom has supplied its first billion cubic metres of gas via the TurkStream gas pipeline.
Of the volume, around 54% was sent to the Turkish gas market, with the remaining 46% being delivered to the border region between Turkey and Bulgaria.
TurkStream is an export gas pipeline connecting Russia to Turkey across the Black Sea. It currently has a capacity of 31.5 billion cubic metres of gas per year.
Commercial supplies via the gas pipeline began on 1 January 2020. On 8 January, the TurkStream pipeline was officially opened with a grand ceremony, which was attended by the presidents of Russia and Turkey in Istanbul.
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