This was reported today to journalists by Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić.
- The test gas flow went through the pipeline.
- We didn't make much noise about that, but on December 30, everything will start as promised,
- Before the very end of the year we will organize a small party to mark this day, according to BTA.
The construction of the Serbian section started in March 2019.
The length of the section is 403 km and the projected power - 13.9 billion m3 of gas per year
Turkish Stream is a less ambitious version of pipeline South Stream, a project Russia developed in partnership with Italy’s ENI and Electricité de France, originally aimed at constructing a pipeline running from the Black Sea port of Anapa in Russia all the way to Varna in Bulgaria.
From there, pipeline South Stream would reach overland to Austria, crossing Bulgaria, Serbia and Hungary.
Russia ended up calling off the project in 2014 because of a dispute with the European Union over which gas producers would be allowed to use it.