The Serbian section of the Turkstream natural gas pipeline became operational on January 1st, 2021, a development which significantly changes the dynamics of energy supply in southeastern Europe.
Prior to the Serbian section of Turkstream going online, Serbia had received some 10 million cubic meters per day (10 million cu m/d) via the Trans-Balkan pipeline running through Ukraine and Hungary.
As of January 2021, Serbia began receiving 8 million cu m/d from the Turkstream pipeline. Planned deliveries are set to increase as more capacity is added over the course of the year.
The Serbian section of Turkstream becoming operational also has implications for Bosnia & Herzegovina, which will now receive natural gas imports via a Turkstream connector in the border town of Zvornik.
Total capacity of Turkstream’s European section is estimated to be 15 billion cu/m annually.