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Turkish Stream faces the risk of remaining half empty

Turkish Stream faces the risk of remaining half empty 

“Turkish Stream” faced a real risk of remaining half empty. The Russian gas pipeline is threatened by Turkey's recent success in finding natural gas in the Black Sea.

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This week, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the discovery of more “blue fuel” … The discovery was the result of active exploration by the drilling ship Fatih.

“Our vessel continued to operate after the discovery of the first gas field. In the course of new studies, another 85 billion cubic meters of gas were discovered. The total volume leaves 405 billion cubic meters, ”Erdogan said during his visit to Fatih. The broadcast was conducted on Twitter by the Turkish leader.

Recall that in August, a research vessel discovered a gas field with a volume of 320 billion cubic meters. “The approximate cost of gas is $ 65 billion. We will conduct seismic surveys and drilling ourselves … This will be done by TPAO (State Oil Company of Turkey), ”said Energy Minister Fatih Donmez.

What threatens Turkey's opening of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline

In this regard, Dmitry Marinchenko, senior director of the group for natural resources and commodities at Fitch told RIA Novosti that, as a result, TurkStream could be unclaimed.

“Potentially we are talking about a fairly large field. Its development could materially reduce Turkey's needs for gas imports, including from Russia, ”Marinchenko said. He noted that Russian gas in Turkey will now compete not only with supplies from Azerbaijan, Iran and LNG, but also with domestic production.

“As a result, Turkish Stream may indeed be underutilized, as is the case in this year. Especially if it is not possible to start supplying gas through it further to Europe. But in order to speak with confidence about these reserves, an audit must be carried out in accordance with international standards, “the analyst added.

In turn, the head of the Energy Department of the Institute of Energy and Finance, Yuri Rykov, expressed his opinion on the air radio Sputnik that “a complete rejection of Russian gas is unlikely to happen unless there is some very rapid paradigm shift, if we all do not switch to renewable sources.”

“There will be competition for Russian gas, pressure on supplies will, the situation will only get worse. But this does not mean that it is necessary to lay down arms and say that we are stopping gas supplies, ”the expert added. : ///

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