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TurkStream readies for startup amid concern over Bulgarian section

The second leg of the pipeline, planned to stretch over southeastern Europe, is facing delays, although Bulgaria has secured alternative supply routes The second leg of the pipeline, planned to stretch over southeastern Europe, is facing delays, although Bulgaria has secured alternative supply routes.
By Anna Gumbau 6 December 2019 Europe & Russia / Pipelines, Storage & Power 0 34860
The receiving terminal for TurkStream in Turkey. (Gazprom)

The two strings of the 31.5 billion cubic metre per year TurkStream project have been filled up with gas, and the pipeline seems to be on track for its inauguration ceremony on 8 January.

But doubt continues to be cast over TurkStream's extension towards Central and Southeastern Europe, and deliveries to the region are not likely to start from next month. Whereas the Serbian section is nearing completion, the Bulgarian section has been pushed back and may not be operational until mid-2020 – or even early...