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New pipeline moves billions of cubic meters of Russian gas

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More than 5.8 billion cubic meters (bcm) of Russian gas was transferred to Europe from Turkey via the TurkStream natural gas pipeline last year.
The TurkStream pipeline was opened by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in January 2020.
Russian natural gas was transferred to consumers in Bulgaria, Greece, Macedonia and Romania after the first gas flow began.
TurkStream is made up of two 930km-long offshore lines stretching from Russia to Turkey across the Black Sea, and two separate onshore lines stretching 142km and 70km long. The project has a total capacity of 31.5 bcm.
The first line with a capacity of 15.75 bcm is designated for supplies to Turkey’s domestic customers, and the second line, with another 15.75 bcm capacity, carries Russian gas further to Europe through Bulgaria.
Serbia has also begun delivering natural gas to Europe through the TurkStream pipeline.
The commercial opening of the section of the pipeline that passes through Serbia from the Bulgarian to the Hungarian border was held as one of the first projects of 2021.
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said at the ceremony that TurkStream will greatly contribute to the industry and economy in the country.