OREANDA-NEWS. September 30, 2016. Gazprom received through diplomatic channels a survey permit for two strings of the TurkStream gas pipelines offshore section in Turkeys territorial waters.

I would like to highlight the constructiveness and promptness on the part of our Turkish partners. The TurkStream project is progressing at commendable speed. We have received another important permit for the project, said Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee.

Background

On December 1, 2014, Gazprom and Turkey's Botas signed the Memorandum of Understanding to construct the TurkStream gas pipeline. The pipeline will run 660 kilometers along the old route of South Stream and cover 250 kilometers of a new route toward the European part of Turkey. It is planned that the first gas pipeline string will be used exclusively for gas supplies to the Turkish market.