The White Stream natural gas pipeline is new cross-Black Sea infrastructure. It will transport Turkmen gas via the second string of the Trans-Caspian Pipeline (TCP) directly to Romania and other EU Member States. That gas would make landfall across the Caspian Sea in Azerbaijan, be transmitted to Georgia’s Black Sea coast through the expanded South Caucasus Pipeline (SCP) in Georgia, enter the undersea White Stream pipeline and be received in the EU at Romania’s terminal at Constanta. From there, the gas can flow through existing infrastructure in Ukraine, Slovakia and Czechia to Central and Northern European countries.
Some volumes can also feed new infrastructure to be implemented (Bulgaria-Romania-Hungary-Austria pipeline, BRUA). After branching-off near Vale (Georgia) from the expanded SCP, White Stream will reach the Compressor Station on the Georgia Black Sea coast (terrestrial part, 125 kilometres) near Supsa.[/caption]
So to recall:
- Turkmenistan will be connected to Azerbaijan via TCP.
- Gas can then be transported to Central and Northern Europe via White Stream, after completion of the first stage via the TANAP/TAP system to Southern Europe..
- Sources and routes will be diversified.