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    Russian TurkStream Flows Gas to Serbia


January 1 saw two new gas supply routes open up to the Balkans.

by: William Powell

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Russian TurkStream Flows Gas to Serbia

Russian exporter Gazprom started supplying gas to Serbia, as well as to Bosnia and Herzegovina January 1, using the TurkStream pipeline from Russia that crosses the Black Sea, lands in western Turkey and goes north to Bulgaria.

The same day, LNG was delivered by tanker to the newly-commissined Krk terminal in neighbouring Croatia, for Hungarian buyer MFGK.

Gazprom said that TurkStream deliveries "were made possible through the expansion of existing gas transmission capacities and commissioning of new ones by Bulgartransgaz in Bulgaria and Gastrans in Serbia."

“TurkStream is a state-of-the-art, efficient and reliable gas pipeline that is in high demand by European consumers. The number of European countries receiving Russian gas via TurkStream has grown to six. Along with Bulgaria, Greece, North Macedonia and Romania, this opportunity is now available in Serbia and in Bosnia and Herzegovina,” said Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller.

The first, 31.5bn m³/yr strand of TurkStream began flowing gas a year ago, mainly for the Turkish market. It replaces the TransBalkan pipeline which enters western Turkey from Bulgaria.