7 December 2012, 16:29

Turkey to stay out of South Stream pipeline project

Turkey to stay out of South Stream pipeline project

Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz has announced Ankara won't take part in the Russia-led South Stream gas pipeline project, saying it favoured South Nabucco and Transanatolian (TANAP) projects.

He added however that Turkey was also interested in bigger imports of Russian natural gas due to the rising level of internal consumption.

It’s still not clear whether Turkey is planning to get more Russian gas via Blue Stream, a major trans-Black Sea gas pipeline, or via the on-ground pipeline running across Bulgaria.

Voice of Russia, TASS

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