MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A pipeline that connects Bulgaria and Hungary by Serbia to ship Russian gasoline through TurkStream will likely be ready to switch up to 12.87 billion cubic meters (454 billion cubic ft) a yr after the pipeline is related to Hungary’s gasoline transmission system, working firm Gastrans mentioned on Friday.
“At the first stage, the gas pipeline will transport about 4 billion cubic meters of gas per year, which will fully cover Serbia’s natural gas needs. By the fourth quarter of 2021, after the gas pipeline is connected to the Hungarian gas transmission system, the gas pipeline’s capacity will be 12.87 billion cubic meters of gas per year,” a spokesperson of Gastrans, a three way partnership of Russia’s Gazprom and Serbia’s state-owned pure gasoline firm Srbijagas, mentioned.
According to the operator, the challenge created over 2,500 new jobs in Serbia in the course of the building part.
On Friday morning, Serbian President Alexander Vucic attended a ceremony devoted to the launch of Russian gasoline into the Serbian gasoline transmission system through Bulgaria from the TurkStream pipeline.
The building of the 250-mile-long extension linking Serbia to the TurkStream pipeline was accomplished in December 2019.