Moscow hosted a working meeting between Alexey Miller of Gazprom and Taner Yildiz, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Turkey.
“It was agreed to load Blue Stream with Russian natural gas to full capacity as soon as possible in order to satisfy the growing demand of Turkish consumers,” Gazprom said in a statement.
It was pointed out that the volumes of Russian natural gas supply to Turkey would hit a historic record this year – 30 versus last year’s 26.6 billion cubic meters.
“The meeting agreed to boost Blue Stream’s capacity from 16 to 19 billion cubic meters a year and to carry out the relevant work. The Beregovaya CS in Russia and the Durusu receiving terminal in Turkey will be upgraded for this purpose,” Gazprom added.
Press Release, October 2, 2014; Image: Gazprom