On Tuesday, after the gas pipeline system of Crimea was connected to Russia’s main gasline, Russian President Vladimir Putin has kicked off via videoconferencing the start of gas supply to the Peninsula from Russian mainland.
The Head of the Crimean Republic, Sergey Aksyonov, an interim Governor of Sevastopol, Dmitry Ovsyannikov, and a director general of Chernomorneftegaz state enterprise, Igor Shabanov, also took part in the ceremony.
In the near future, two power plants will be constructed on the basis of gas supplied to Crimea. These facilities are expected to fully meet the current demands and create a potential for the development. Over the course of four years, 70 kilometers of main gas pipelines and 2,500 of rural ones are planned to be built there, Vladimir Putin said.
According to experts, now, a continuous supply of the blue fuel is ensured for all categories of consumers on the Peninsula. A total length of a gas pipeline running from the Russian region of Krasnodar to Crimea amounts 358,7 kilometers. It includes a two-string passage across Lake Tuzla and the Kerch Strait, as well as a gas pipeline branch with the length of 27,3 kilometers towards Sevastopol.