Source - SMW
Russian energy giant Gazprom said it had received a construction permit from Turkish authorities for the second string of the TurkStream gas pipeline's offshore section stretching to the Turkish coast.

"We now have all of the required permits from the Turkish government to lay the TurkStream gas pipeline in the offshore area," Gazprom management committee chairman Alexey Miller said.

"It is therefore a certainty that both strings of the gas pipeline will be put into operation right on time, before the end of 2019."