TurkStream Gas Pipeline Contributes To European Energy Security - Kremlin Spokesman

TurkStream Gas Pipeline Contributes to European Energy Security - Kremlin Spokesman

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 18th November, 2018) TurkStream gas pipeline is a real contribution to European energy security, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Sunday.

"This is a real contribution to energy security. Because in a very, very short time, this gas will go not only to Turkey, it will not only contribute to the development of the Turkish economy, it will go further to European consumers," Peskov said while aired by Rossiya 1 broadcaster.

This statement is not a populist approach to energy security in Europe, and many countries of the region now want some branch of the pipeline coming to them, he added.

The TurkStream pipeline comprises two lines each having the capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters (556.2 billion cubic feet) per year. One line is expected to supply natural gas solely for consumption in Turkey. The second string will ship gas to southern and southeastern European countries through Turkey.

The ceremony to mark the end of TurkStream construction will be held on Monday in Istanbul.

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