OREANDA-NEWS. Gas pumping through Turkish Stream has been suspended for the period of scheduled annual diagnostics and maintenance, which will take place from June 22 to June 29.

As the operator of the offshore gas pipeline system South Stream Transport B.V. noted earlier, the work will be carried out by himself.

Turkish Stream consists of two lines with a capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters each, which transport Russian gas across the Black Sea. The first line is intended for deliveries to Turkish consumers, the second - for gas supply to the countries of Southern and Southeast Europe.

In particular, now supplies to consumers in Bulgaria, Greece, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina are going through the Turkish Stream.

In 2020, the TurkStream offshore gas pipeline across the Black Sea, in its first year of operation, was loaded at about 43% of its design capacity - it transported 13.51 billion cubic meters. m of natural gas. Average occupancy rose to 73% in the first quarter of 2021. In connection with the introduction of additional land capacities in Europe - Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary - Gazprom expects further growth in transportation volumes.

Each line of the line is capable of pumping up to 41.7 million cubic meters of gas per day.

As the director of the state company Srbiyagaz, Dusan Bayatovich, told the Tanyug agency earlier: "The announced interruption in supplies through the Turkish Stream pipes in the Black Sea is caused by planned repairs, about which all the transporting countries along the Turkish Stream route have been notified - in our case, the continuation through Bulgaria - "Balkan Stream".

According to him, the Banatski Dvor underground gas storage facility in the north-east of the country had been prepared in advance for the supply interruptions, which made it possible "with these volumes to cover the daily gas needs in Serbia" for this period.