Russia and Greece discuss Turkish Stream and gas cooperation

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko held talks on cooperation in the gas sector in the Foreign Ministry and in the office of the Greek Prime Minister.
“Various options for extending the Turkish Stream are being discussed. All options, as they say, are on the table. But they must all be commercially justified and attractive,” Grushko said at a briefing on the results of the talks.
He noted that “the Greek-Russian cooperation in the gas sphere is not limited only to the prospect of extending through the territory of Greece of the Turkish Stream or its part” – in his words, “in sight” of Russian companies there are projects to continue the gasification of the Greek islands, including using low-tonnage vessels.
Grushko also reminded that today the share of Russian gas in the gas balance of Greece exceeds 60%.
A subsidiary of Gazprom South Stream Transport is implementing the Turkish Stream project, which involves the construction of a gas pipeline consisting of two lines with a capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters each. The first line is intended for gas supplies to Turkish consumers, the second – for gas supply to countries of South and Southeast Europe.