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EIA in accordance with Turkish Legislation

Approximately 700 km of the offshore pipeline lies within the Turkish Exclusive Economic Zone and the Turkish waters in the Black Sea. An EIA has been conducted to ensure that this section is developed in line with Turkish legislation, environmental and permitting requirements.

The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in Turkey has taken into account local environmental conditions, communities and overall pipeline safety in the development of the TurkStream Offshore Gas Pipeline to minimize the impact of the Project on the local environment and community.

The Turkish section of the Project is being developed in compliance with Turkish permitting and environmental requirements.

Available data

The EIA and permitting process for the Turkish section of the offshore pipeline is divided into two parts.

An EIA was already conducted and approved in 2014 in the context of the South Stream Offshore Gas Pipeline for the section that extended from Russia to the border of the Turkish and Bulgarian Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ). The findings of the extensive surveys and assessments already conducted for the South Stream Offshore Gas Pipeline were used for the development of the TurkStream Offshore Gas Pipeline.

A separate EIA has been conducted within the scope of the TurkStream Pipeline Project for the section that stretches from the border of the Turkish and Bulgarian Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) to the Turkish coastline, with a length of approximately 275 km.

Turkish stakeholders have been consulted with as part of these assessments. Comprehensive consultations were undertaken as part of the EIA process for the new section of the offshore route and landfall facilities to ensure that stakeholders in the Kiyikoy region had the opportunity to comment on the Project.

All documents related to the Environmental Impact Assessment in Turkey can be found in the Document Library.

EIA in Russia

The TurkStream pipeline starts on the Russian coast near Anapa, and runs through the Black Sea for nearly 230 km in Russian waters.