Construction of TurkStream pipeline to start in June

The new TurkStream pipeline was announced in December 2014 by Russian President Vladimir Putin to replace the initial South Stream project, part of which is seen here on June 11, 2014Construction of the 1,100-kilometre (684-mile) TurkStream pipeline supplying Russian gas to Turkey will begin at the end of June, a spokesman for the Gazprom-backed project told AFP Wednesday. The official attending a global gas conference in Paris said that an accord concluded in May with the Saipem construction group will allow work on the first of four sections of TurkStream to start by the end of June. During the conference, officials revealed the name of the 63 billion cubic metre capacity pipeline had been changed from the original Turkish Stream to TurkStream.

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