What problems will the idea of ​​creating a gas hub in Turkey face?


During a meeting with Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Vladimir Putin spoke about the possibility of creating a gas hub in Turkey to replace Germany, which could play an important role in providing Europe with blue fuel. The Turkish President readily responded to this initiative. However, the idea of ​​implementing the project may face a number of difficulties.


Pipe laying of the TurkStream gas pipeline is expected at a depth of 2,15 km, and this requires specialized vessels of the Poneering Spirit type, owned by the Swiss company Allseas Group. Meanwhile, ships are currently unavailable due to sanctions.

Along with this, back in 2018, against the background of a decrease in the volume of gas transportation through the Turkish Stream, Gazprom announced the need to conserve about 500 km of pipes of a part of the Southern Corridor gas transmission system. If this section of the gas pipeline was completely dismantled, this would increase the timeframe for the implementation of the new gas project.

Another problem with the idea of ​​creating a gas distribution center in Turkey is that the throughput capacity of the Turkish Stream is less than that of both Nord Streams. At the same time, this will allow Russia to retain partial control over the European gas market.

In addition, the expansion of the Turkish Stream capacity implies the need for large-scale financial investments in this project, and its pipes will be used not only for the supply of Russian gas. The great influence in Turkey of the Western oil and gas companies Shell, BP, Exxon Mobil, participating in the pricing of energy resources, cannot be discounted.
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  1. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 18 October 2022 13: 02
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    The Russian Federation is waging a war with NATO in Ukraine and a political and economic war with almost all economically developed state formations of the world in which the so-called. “Friendly” state entities, according to Aunt Yellen and Uncle Powell, comply with the sanctions imposed against the Russian Federation and therefore the United States has no complaints against them.
    After the construction of the hub, Turkey will become a de facto monopolist and will control supplies from the Persian Gulf, Iran, Central Asia and the Russian Federation, which has lost control over the Northern, Yamal, Union, Balkan, Blue and Turkish streams to its friends and partners in NATO, and LNG capacities at by all desire are insufficient. In addition, sanctions on freight, insurance, port services, etc.
    To redirect the released capacity to China and Japan, it is necessary to join the pipelines of the west and east into a single network, and if India and Pakistan agree on a southern corridor, then agree on investments.
  2. Hayer31 Offline Hayer31
    Hayer31 (Kashchei) 18 October 2022 14: 48
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    Russia does not need to rely on puppet states, they will deceive
  3. vlad127490 Offline vlad127490
    vlad127490 (Vlad Gor) 19 October 2022 17: 13
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    The construction of a gas pipeline to Turkey is necessary for the oligarchs, they will make legal money on this, the money will go to Turkish, Hong Kong banks. And Turkish Stream 2 will remain at the bottom of the Black Sea.