Works on the Turkish Stream will not affect supplies in Serbia

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Execution of works on the maintenance of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline will not affect the supply of consumers in Serbia, the Ministry of Mining and Energy told Tanjug today.

The transport of natural gas through both submarine pipelines of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline will be temporarily suspended from June 22 to June 29, 2021, due to regular annual maintenance and the usual inspection of the condition of this system, the Turkish Stream company announced earlier.

“Execution of works on the maintenance of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline will not affect the gas stability of Serbia, and the supply of gas to consumers in Serbia will be orderly and stable during the overhaul,” they say in the Ministry of Mining and Energy.

Yesterday, the General Manager of JP Srbijagas, Dusan Bajatovic, told Tanjug that the warehouse in Banatski Dvor in Serbia was put on standby, from when it will be possible to cover the planned consumption during the overhaul period.

The works will be performed by the company Juzni tok Transport BV, the operator of the submarine pipeline system, the Anatolia agency reported.

The Turkish Stream gas pipeline consists of two 930-kilometer-long submarine pipelines, which stretch from Russia to Turkey across the Black Sea, and two separate land branches, the first of which is 142 kilometers long and the second 70 kilometers.

The total capacity of the gas pipeline is 31.5 billion cubic meters of gas. The first arm, with a capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters, is intended to supply customers in Turkey, and the second, with a capacity of another 15.75 billion cubic meters, transports Russian gas further through Bulgaria to Europe, Dnevnik reports.