Gazprom plans two gas export lines

In need of added natural gas export capacity, Gazprom is looking at building two more gas pipelines parallel to its planned 1,213-km Blue Stream gas pipeline, to be laid from Izobilnoye, Russia, across the Black Sea to Ankara (OGJ, Oct. 26, 1998, p. 30).Former Gazprom Chairman Rem Vyakhirev said late last month that Gazprom would begin work on the two additional pipelines in 2003. (Vyakhirev was replaced by former Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin early this month.) He did not say when the project might be completed but stressed that the triple pipeline would make Gazprom`s bid to become the main supplier of gas to the burgeoning Turkish market more competitive.The Russian gas monopoly i...

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