The White Stream natural gas pipeline is new cross-Black Sea infrastructure. It will transport Turkmen gas via the second string of the Trans-Caspian Pipeline (TCP) directly to Romania and the other EU Member States.
That gas would make landfall across the Caspian Sea in Azerbaijan, be transmitted to Georgia’s Black Sea coast through the expanded South Caucasus Pipeline (SCP) in Georgia, enter the undersea White Stream pipeline and be received in the EU at Romania’s terminal at Constanta. From there, the gas can flow through existing infrastructure in Ukraine, Slovakia and Czechia to Central and Northern European countries.
Estimated project cost – 2,500 mln USD
|Pipeline Name||White Stream (Option Route 2)||Terrain||Ultra-Deepwater|
|Status||Announced||Min Water Depth (meters)||2000|
|Type||Gas Pipeline||Max Water Depth (meters)||2000|
|Operator||White Stream Pipeline Co Ltd||Length (km)||1,100|
|Start Point||Supsa||Diameter Min (inches)||32|
|Start Country||Georgia||Diameter Max (inches)||32|
|Start Point Constituent Entity||Guria||Capacity (mmcfd)||3,092|
|End Point Constituent Entity||Constanta|
|End Point Type||Metering Station|
Data source: GlobalData
Currently, the project is on the FEED stage
The European Commission’s Connecting Europe Facility is funding the Pre-FEED, Reconnaissance Surveys and Strategic and Economic Evaluations of the Trans-Caspian Pipeline.
The European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG) included both the Trans-Caspian Pipeline (TCP) and the White Stream project in Annex A of the Ten-Year Network Development Plan 2018 (TYNDP 2018). Inclusion in TYNDP 2018 represents the first step for a project to become considered as a Project of Common Interest (PCI) in the (fourth) Union List of PCIs in 2019. TCP is already a listed PCI in the third Union List of PCIs. The process of PCI selection is the responsibility of the Trans-European Networks for Energy (TEN-E) Regional Groups led by the European Commission.
July 8, 2019