Gas flow through TurkStream will temporarily stop for annual maintenance works

22 June 2020

Gas transmission through both lines of TurkStream will be temporarily halted from the morning of June 23 till the morning of June 29 for annual maintenance and basic diagnostic works.

The annual shutdown of 2020 will take three days for maintenance works at the landfall facility in Anapa and six days for the works at the receiving terminal in Kiyikoy. Within this framework, annual maintenance of the equipment at both sites will be carried out and the emergency protection system and sensors will be checked.

The halt of the gas flow has been scheduled and agreed by all relevant parties including Gazprom PJSC, Gazprom export LLC, BOTAŞ, TürkAkım Gaz Taşıma A.Ş and the operating company of the pipeline, South Stream Transport B.V. in November 2019.

The transmission will be restored in accordance with received nominations from LLC Gazprom Export as soon as the maintenance works is complete.

TurkStream comprises of two parallel lines, the first line serving the Turkish market, and the second line reaching the Turkish-Bulgarian border for further transport of gas to Europe.


TurkStream is the project for a gas pipeline stretching across the Black Sea from Russia to Turkey and Europe, comprising of two parallel lines. Each line has a throughput capacity of 15.75 billion cubic meters of gas per year.

Commercial gas supply through the gas pipeline started on 1 January 2020. On 8 January, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan officially launched TurkStream at an opening ceremony in Istanbul.

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