The linear part of the Balkan Stream gas pipeline, which is a continuation of the Turkish Stream, from Turkey to Hungary has been completed. This was announced by the general director of the Serbiyagas company Dusan Bayatovic during the ceremony of connecting the pipe on the border of Serbia and Hungary.
“In practice, this (the connection of the pipe on the border between Serbia and Hungary.— “B”) means that the entire linear part from the coast of Turkey through the territory of Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia and today here, at the entrance to Hungary, has been completed, “said Mr. Bayatovich (quoted by TASS). According to him, the gas capacity, which at the exit from the Black Sea is 15.75 billion cubic meters. m, can be used practically throughout Central Europe.
The chairman of the board of the Hungarian company – operator of gas transmission systems FGSZ Ferenc Szabolcs called the connection gold. “This means that we see the end of this project, and gas supplies will begin soon,” said Mr Sabolch.
Initially, the South Stream gas pipeline was planned, which had to be abandoned on December 1, 2014 due to European sanctions against Russia and pressure on Bulgaria. Then an agreement was signed with Turkey on the construction of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline under the Black Sea with a continuation to Bulgaria. The branch from the Turkish Stream through Bulgaria was named the Balkan Stream.
Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić launched gas on the Balkan Stream at the beginning of the year. Previously, gas to Serbia from Russia was supplied through Ukraine and Hungary.
Read about the difficulties experienced by the project in the publication of “Kommersant” “All flows are disrupted to Gazprom’s projects.”