Russian President Vladimir Putin gave the start gas supply in the Crimea from mainland Russia after the completion of the connection of the gas transportation system of the peninsula to the main pipelines of the Russian Federation.
Running the pipeline will ensure an uninterrupted supply of gas to all categories of consumers of the Crimea through the integration of the pipeline into the existing gas transportation system of the peninsula.
The ceremony of launching a videoconference with the Crimea took part in Moscow Head of the Republic of Crimea Sergey Aksenov and acting Governor of Sevastopol, Dmitry Ovsyannikov, from Simferopol - the general director of State Unitary Enterprise "Chernomorneftegaz" Igor Shabanov.
The total length of the pipeline is 358,7 kilometers, including the twin crossing over Lake Tuzla and the Kerch Strait, as well as the gas lateral to Simferopol length 27,3 kilometers.
On completion of the accession of the Crimean gas transportation infrastructure, Putin said at a big press conference in December 23. He noted that at the peak of the winter energonagruzok Crimea consumes 1,2-1,3 thousand megawatts of electricity. Earlier 800 megawatts of them provide electricity from Ukraine. Currently own generation is 1-1,1 thousand megawatts, and with mobile power - 1,3 thousand megawatts. Once in the Crimea will start gas supplies, on the peninsula will also start the construction of two power plants 470 megawatts each. As a result, the Russian leader said, the total generation in the Crimea will be about 2 thousand megawatts.