He said that this project is very interesting for Turkey.
During the negotiations in Turkey Dec. 1, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that under current conditions, as well as due to the EU’s unconstructive position, Russia couldn’t continue the implementation of the South Stream project. However, Russia will build a new gas pipeline system to meet the needs of Turkey.
Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Dec. 10 that the representatives of the Russian Federation and Turkey intend to meet in December to discuss the issue of the new pipeline construction. At present, the sides are analyzing various options of its route.
“At present, the negotiations are underway at the level of economic entities because they must clearly define the route and consider different variants of the further hub site, the gas pipeline route across the Black Sea,” the minister said. “There are different options. So, it is first necessary to analyze all technical and economic indices. Gazprom and Botas are involved in this process.”