- CNTV English - CCTV News

Russia brings forward South Stream gas pipeline

01-21-2012 09:15 BJT

MOSCOW, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) -- The Russian government had approved an early start to construction of the South Stream gas pipeline, Russian gas monopoly Gazprom said Friday.

Gazprom head Alexei Miller said Prime Minister Vladimir Putin had ordered the construction start date brought forward from 2013 to December this year.

"Gazprom has got everything to outstrip the previously announced schedule of the South Stream construction. We have international legal ground, huge interest among the participants in Europe, financial resources and unique experience in the sea gas transportation project," Miller said as quoted by the Gazprom website.

The South Stream pipeline is designed to carry 63 billion cubic meters of Russian natural gas annually to Europe via the Black Sea.

Gazprom has 50 percent of the project, with the rest shared between Italian, German and French interests. Russia plans to start pumping gas in 2015.

Related stories

Editor:Zhang Hao |Source: Xinhua

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program