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Turkey gears up

The country must cross several hurdles before it can channel significant gas supplies to Europe

Turkey's long-nurtured ambition to become a regional natural gas hub has received several boosts over recent weeks. The US Energy Information Administration (EIA), says the country is "is becoming an important transit state" for gas. New pipelines are under construction that will "increase both gas imports and exports". A further shot in the arm came from Russia's ratification of an agreement signed in 2014 for the construction of TurkStream, a 31.5bn-cubic-metre-a-year-capacity (twinned) pipeline, to transport Russian gas under the Black Sea from Anapa to Kiykoy, 120km west of Istanbul. The project was delayed when relations between Moscow and Ankara were frozen after Turkey shot down a Ru

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