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Russia TurkStream gas reaches Greece, North Macedonia

MOSCOW, January 6, 2020 – Russia has commenced gas flows to Greece and North Macedonia through the TurkStream natural gas pipeline system.

Bulgaria’s Bulgartransgaz made the announcement on Sunday, days after the planned January 1 project launch.


“Russian gas deliveries not only for us but also for Greece and North Macedonia are being carried through the new entry point (at our Turkish border),” Bulgartransgaz CEO Vladimir Malinov told Bulgarian press.

Each string of the pipeline system is expected to carry 15.75 bcm (556 bcf) per year.

A second string of the pipeline, going from Turkey to Hungary through the Balkans, has no fixed launch date. In July, Gazprom also announced its intention to resume the construction of a part of the South Stream project to increase the volume of gas that could be transported through the TurkStream pipeline.

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