Donetsk water purification station recaptured from Ukrainian radicalsWorld February 26, 15:24
Russian skiers Ustyugov, Kryukov win team sprint at World ChampionshipsSport February 26, 15:23
Opposition activist Dadin sentenced for disorders at rallies leaves jailRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 26, 12:58
Aerospace Force chief says Russian army to get new combat jets and helicoptersMilitary & Defense February 26, 11:15
Mistura says Homs terror attacks attempt to derail Geneva talksWorld February 26, 5:49
Where to watch unique solar eclipse and spectacular ‘ring of fire’Science & Space February 26, 3:24
HNC expects Trump to correct Obama's mistakes in Syria - delegation headWorld February 26, 3:08
War on terror to dominate Geneva talks — Syrian UN envoyWorld February 25, 23:48
Russian skier wins gold in skiathlon at 2017 FIS Nordic World Ski ChampionshipsSport February 25, 17:46
“Vyksa Steel Works (part of OMK) still produces pipes for the first line of the South Stream pipeline in accordance with the schedule,” Zalugovsky said.
President Vladimir Putin said the South Stream pipeline project is scrapped, blaming the EU and Bulgarian authorities for failed cooperation.
Instead Gazprom will build a gas hub on the Turkey-Greece border under a new 63 billion cubic meter pipeline project.
OMK is ready to supply pipelines for the extension of the Blue Stream pipeline, Zalugovsky said.
Russian pipe maker Chelyabinsk Tube-Rolling Plant (ChelPipe) earlier said it was considering supplying the pipes planned for the terminated South Stream project to the new Turkey pipeline project.
ChelPipe bid in a tender for the construction of the third and fourth lines of South Stream’s underwater part.
Chief of the Pipeline Producers’ Association Ivan Shabalov said Russia’s steel pipe manufacturers hope that all their products originally meant for the South Stream project will be redirected to the new gas pipeline project.
“The South Steam’s infrastructure in Russian territory is absolutely adjustable to the plan of a pipeline to Turkey, Shabalov said. “The Turkish route will entail no losses for Gazprom or for the pipe manufacturers.”
“If a new contract for supplying 63 billion cubic meters of gas a year to Turkey is concluded, that means that the Russian corridor and the Russian stretch of this project will be absolutely identical to South Stream’s," he said.
THE MAIN EXPORT ROUTES OF RUSSIA’S NATURAL GAS SUPPLIES TO EUROPE. Infographics by TASS