|2019-07-12 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
Gazprom还举行了圆桌会议，该公司和专家们（IHS Markit、S&P Global Platts和Eppen Consulting）提供了他们对欧洲天然气市场的看法和展望。
洪伟立 摘译自 莫斯科时报
Turkish Stream Pipeline is Almost Finished, Gazprom Says
Last week Russian state-owned gas giant Gazprom invited bank analysts on a trip to inspect the construction work on the Turkish Stream (aka TurkStream) pipeline. They report work on the pipeline is on schedule and that it is 90% complete and should go online before the end of the year.
Turkish Stream is part of a trident of pipelines running from Russia to Europe to supply gas to Gazprom’s main customers. Turkish Stream expands the southern route and is an addition to the Druzhba pipeline that runs through Ukraine and has been the main conduit since Soviet times. More controversial is the construction of the 55 billion cubic metre (bcm) Nord Stream 2 pipeline that runs under the Baltics and has been the subject of bitter political wrangling.
Opponents of Nord Stream 2 claim that it will make Europe more dependent on Russian gas, but while the same argument could be made against Turkish Stream, little has been said about the latter as most of the pipeline runs through Turkey, which is not an European Union (EU) member and so the EU has no leverage over Ankara’s decision to go ahead with the pipeline.
Analysts visited the Russkaya compressor station in Russia last week, the starting point of the Turkish Stream pipeline, and the receiving Turkish Stream terminal in Turkey.
Gazprom also held a roundtable discussion at which the company and independent experts (IHS Markit, S&P Global Platts and EPPEN Consulting) provided their views and outlooks on the European gas market.
The capacity of the Turkish Stream project is 31.5bcm. It will deliver gas from Russia’s southern region to Turkey and then on to southern Europe.
“Gazprom has already finished construction of both the Russkaya compressor station and two offshore pipelines, while construction works at the receiving terminal in Turkey were 86% completed as of June 21,” VTB Capital (VTBC) analysts who went on the trip said in a note.
Gazprom reiterated its plan to bring the pipeline online by the end of this year.